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  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will engage underserved Native and non-native youth and adults in environmental science content and awareness through innovative exhibitions and hands-on activities. Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and western science will be communicated and promoted within culturally relevant contexts as valuable, complementary ways of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston, (MOS) is conducting a multi-phase project that builds on the groundwork laid by the 2009 report of the NSF/ISE-funded Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Inquiry Group on the "public engagement with science" model (PES) in informal science education. In comparison to the Public Understanding ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Elaine Reynoso Haynes, of the Universum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, outlines the elements of creating a succesful "glocal" exhibit. "Glocal" exhibits promote awareness and citizen involvement related to a global issue within a local context. An exhibit for the Science Museum of the State of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    StarTalk Radio will develop a highly innovative new genre of science radio that bridges the intersection between popular culture and science education. Host of the show and project PI is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned scientist, astrophysicist, popular science author and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. The radio programs ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Dimensions of Success observation tool, or DoS, pinpoints twelve indicators of STEM program quality in out-of-school time. It was developed and studied with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) by the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR), along with partners at Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Project ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This report details the findings from an exploratory research study conducted by the Research and Evaluation Department at the Museum of Science, Boston about this exhibition, which came to be known as Provocative Questions (PQ). This investigation was guided by the following questions: 1. Will visitors engage in socio-scientific argumentation in ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Ecological Society of America will host an Ecology and Education Summit in the fall of 2010. It will bring together leaders of diverse national ecology and environmental education organizations and scientific societies, as well as organizations of teachers, technology experts, and the business sector, to disseminate best practices that will ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    TERC, in partnership with the Boston Museum of Science, will investigate deaf and hard-of-hearing museum visitors' use of App-based signing math and science dictionaries delivered on the iPod Touch. The project is employing a mixed-methods design to study how and the extent to which family visitors, ages 5-12+, and classroom visitors in grades K- ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project's goal is to facilitate the growth and use of the web site informalscience.org for posting reports of research and evaluation of Informal Science Education (ISE) funded projects. The project leaders will also synthesize the posted evaluation reports of informal science education research and development projects into readable documents ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Living Liquid will identify strategies for creating visualization tools that can actively engage the public with emerging research about the ocean's microbes and their impact on our planet. It addresses a critical issue for the ISE field: creating ways for visitors to ask and answer their own questions about emerging areas of science with ... »

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