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  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (doing business as the Learning World Institute), in collaboration with informal science education venues, universities, and corporations in Chicago, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., is organizing a set of three professional conferences and a web site to encourage stronger national and local communities of ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    It is common knowledge that U.S. students have fallen behind in the acquisition of science knowledge and that the necessary solution is greater investment and better practices in our schools. But is better schooling really the solution? Drawing on a large base of research, the authors demonstrate that by the time U.S. citizens are young adults, ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    For the NSF ISE QUEST Regional Hub Collaborative project, KQED's QUEST series Executive Producer Sue Ellen McCann assembled teams from six public media organizations around the country. The project was founded on two deceptively straightforward goals: the adaptation of a successful multi-media production model and the creation of a content-sharing ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico collaborated with RK&A to study the impact of its Citizen Science program, a NSF-funded project designed to involve local Spanish-speaking citizens in scientific research that contributes to growing knowledge about the Trust's biodiversity and land management efforts. The Citizen Science program underwent ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report reviews the findings from The Botany of Desire summative evaluation as supported by the responses of the adult audience that viewed and gave feedback on the PBS version of the program when viewed at home. The evaluation examined the appeal, clarity, and educational impact of the program, focusing on the goals identified in the project' ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report presents the results of a front-end exploration study conducted at Boston Children's Museum in September and November, 2010. This front-end study was designed to determine visitors' existing knowledge of the living things and natural processes in their neighborhood, and more importantly, their level(s) of interest in finding out more ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Amanda Thomas, adult education manager at the Oregon Museum of Science (OMSI), explores the success and lure of Science Cafés that successfully engage the public with scientists in a comfortable environment. Thomas draws on experience as the host of the Science Pub at OMSI. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Leigh, educational services director at Explora, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lauren Russell, acting Portal to the Public director at Pacific Science Center, explains how the Portal to the Public program at eight science centers and museums put scientists face to face with the public. These programs provide scientists with ... »
  • 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: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Mamoru Mohri, chief executive director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, explains the major role scientists play at the museum, particularly in engaging the public in research and improving science education. Staff scientists (science communicators) and guest scientists facilitate ... »

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