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  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Bronwyn Bevan, director of the Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS), discusses the CILS Informal Learning Certificate Program for Museum Educators (ILC). Bevan explains how the program helps educators build understanding of the language and practice of formal education and how these relate to informal education. ... »
  • Date: 08/13/2003
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Internet that many of us take for granted today arose from a series of government-funded computer networking efforts. In 1969, the precursor to the Internet began with the U.S. Defense Department's ARPAnet. ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols still used for most Internet communication. Several other agencies also developed ... »
  • Date: 08/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will develop a "Research Ambassador" program whereby a small cadre of scientists will be trained to communicate rain forest canopy ecology to underserved public audiences in the northwest U. S. and elsewhere. A set of collaborating academic researchers and informal science educators will draw from successful dissemination experiences ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This model science teacher retention and mentoring project will involve more than 300 elementary teachers in "Lesson Study" of inquiry science around school gardens. Drawing on the rich resources of the University of California Botanical Garden and the science educators at the Lawrence Hall of Science this project will develop Teacher Leaders and ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The first phase of the evaluation, a front-end visitor study, assessing visitors' knowledge of and interest in space science and the cosmos, was conducted in May and June of 2000 at Boston's Museum of Science (MOS). The evaluation's second phase, a formative evaluation of the exhibition prototype, was completed in February of 2001 at the MOS. This ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Chedd-Angier Production Company is requesting support for the long-standing, highly acclaimed PBS series, "Scientific American Frontiers," now in its 13th season. Alan Alda hosts the program. NSF funds will leverage existing PBS support and expand the series from five to six programs and increase the scope and depth of the science covered in ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Anchorage Museum Association, in collaboration and partnership with the Yup'ik Calista Elders Council, will work in one year to plan exhibits, educational programs and a web site for a traveling exhibition of 19th century Yup'ik technology. The exhibit will combine masterworks from the Berlin Ethnographic Museum with Yup'ik technology from the ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The issue of “scale” is a key challenge for school reform, yet it remains undertheorized in the literature. Definitions of scale have traditionally restricted its scope, focusing on the expanding number of schools reached by a reform. Such definitions mask the complex challenges of reaching out broadly while simultaneously cultivating the depth of ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Sesame Workshop created a new planetarium show and outreach activities for children ages 5 and 6 and their families, teachers and other caregivers. The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, the Beijing Planetarium and the Liberty Science Center also collaborated on the "sharing the sky" themed show to help Chinese and American children ... »
  • Date: 07/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The James Agee Film Project is requesting funds to produce a four-part series of one-hour films on the environmental and social history of Appalachia. "APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People" will be the first series of films on the history of Appalachia and the first environmental history film ever made about a region in the United States ... »

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