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  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Nurture Nature Foundation’s Flood Forum project, funded by a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant effective August 1, 2009, explored innovative means to promote science learning by and for local communities. The NSF planning grant allowed Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF) to develop a model of outreach for science centers ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Pino Zappalà, secretary general of CentroScienza, Turin, Italy, draws on experience as director of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 and describes the success of the Science in the City program. Zappalà argues that community events like Science in the City bring together scientists and the general public, essentially giving science ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Journey to Space will be a large-scale traveling exhibition that simulates a journey to the International Space Station (ISS), allows visitors to explore the physical properties of low gravity environments, and introduces some of the engineering and technology that makes it possible to live and work in space. A collaborative project led by the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The objective of this youth media project is to provide 14-24 year olds with training and hands-on experience in engineering, and the physical and biological sciences. The project is designed around core practices that engage youth in original research and inquiry through experimentation, development, and creative use of new technologies and tools ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is an efficacy study through which the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Botanic Gardens, and three of Denver's urban school districts join efforts to determine if partnerships among formal and informal organizations demonstrate an appropriate infrastructure for improving science literacy among urban middle ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Nexus of Energy, Water, and Climate: From Understanding to Action (Café +) project will develop and test two interactive board game concepts focused on energy, water, and climate with youth and adults from four highly diverse communities in New Mexico. The four primary goals of the project are to: (a) develop, play test, and implement two ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 08/05/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Public images of scientific researchers –as reflected in the popular visual culture as well as in the conceptions of the public- combine traditional stereotypic characteristics and ambivalent attitudes towards science and its people. This paper explores central aspects of the public image of the researcher in Greek students’ drawings. The students ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) is serving as the external evaluator of the three-year, NSF-funded Science Festival Alliance (SFA) project with this report summarizing results from the first year of the project. First year data collection was completed in June 2010. It included: Surveys of 1,411 San Diego Science Festival (SDSF) and 1,054 ... »
  • Date: 06/30/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Science Foundation funded Roadside Heritage (RH) to produce three major deliverables during this project: (1) STEM-rich audio stories for the traveling public that highlight the science associated with Highway 395; (2) Traveling festival kits that highlight major STEM features of the Eastern Sierra landscape; and (3) The RH website, a ... »