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  • Date: 11/01/2001
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rob Semper, executive associate director at the Exploratorium, discusses the potential of the Internet to support an online museum expeience. Using his experience at the Exploratorium, Semper describes the opportunities and challenges associated with designing online content. Included are internet demographics and use statistics. ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    EarthTalk Incorporated is producing and distributing 282 "Edge of Discovery" radio programs. Each of the 90-second programs will explore an area of on-going research and will feature "actualities" or recorded voices of scientists explaining their work. The programs will be carried on 700+ public and commercial radio stations. The broadcast ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Self-Reliance Foundation (SRF) will implement a comprehensive three-year project that provides Hispanics with greater access to science resources and increases their participation in informal science activities. The Hispanic National Community Science Festivals Project makes optimal use of radio and print media, as well as the Internet, to ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium is testing new methods of using Internet-based programming to increase the public understanding of current scientific research. Exploratorium staff, working with a group of advisors, will assess the current status of projects that focus on conveying information about research. They then will develop and test a prototype website. ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will develop a series of Internet resources on three popular topics -- cooking, gardening, and making music -- to encourage users in science education activities in relation to daily activities. The three-year project will include the development and testing of resources that explore the science behind these topics, using the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET) is researching and testing an experimental, short format television broadcast and Web project entitled, "Science InSight." The goal of this experimental research is to determine if short-format television segments can successfully increase Americans' understanding of and interest in new research in ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Kinetic City After School is a two-year project that will produce a web-based after-school program for children ages 9-11. The on-line adventure will enable users to enter a virtual universe where a computer virus (Deep Delete) systematically attacks a new area of science each month (analogous to one of the 12 Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science ... »
  • Date: 09/07/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, MacGillivray Freeman Films has produced an IMAX® film titled, Journey into Amazing Caves. The 40-minute film follows two women cavers on an expedition as they explore limestone caverns of the Grand Canyon, underwater caves of the Yucatan and ice caves of Greenland. Multimedia Research implemented ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    MarsQuest Online is an exploration-based website designed to complement the innovative MarsQuest traveling exhibit launched by the Space Science Institute (SSI) in 1997. "MarsQuest Online" will enhance and extend the exhibit, which is currently on a six-year, 18-city tour. TERC, working in collaboration with the Space Science Institute and NASA's ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2001
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET in New York) is developing and producing a new public television project exploring cutting-edge technology. The project consists of an eight-part hourly broadcast component; six 60-second "mini-programs;" a World Wide Web component; and extensive educational outreach targeted to adults aged 25-39 and ... »

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