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  • Date: 08/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    George Awad, an artisan noted for his superb architectural models turned his talent to pursue his personal fascination with science and astronomy. The results was a preliminary prototype of a stunningly detailed and beautiful exhibit called "Model of the Universe by Powers of Ten". A special showing of the exhibit by the Planetary Society drew ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal learning in math, science, and technology is an increasingly important vehicle for educating the public. Throughout their lifetime, the average citizen will spend a much greater amount of time in informal learning environments than in school. For these efforts to continue without benefit of understanding, the dynamics of what makes ... »
  • Date: 06/15/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium requests support for four nationally recognized installation artists to develop scientifically relevant, interactive exhibits that will model the movements of waves, clouds, and flowing water and their interplay on and with the Earth's surface. By manipulating or enhancing the behavior of these simulated elemental forces, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Lisa Roberts of the Chicago Botanic Garden addresses some of the issues related to affective learning in the museum setting. She discusses two areas in particular: factors that have shaped attitudes in the museum toward affective experience; and the role affect plays in the whole learning process. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Annapolis River Guardians are a group of committed volunteers who have been monitoring water quality in Nova Scotia's Annapolis River since 1992. Water samples are collected bi-weeking, spring to autumn and analyzed for fecal bacteria, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and total suspeded solids. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, researchers from Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Natural History discuss the topic of attitude persuasion in exhibits. First, they define the concepts attitude, belief and behavior and describe how to appropriately measure these concepts. Second, the researchers discuss how the concepts are related and also how ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1992
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper deals with two major audience research projects. One is a community perceptions study conducted by telephone with citizens of St. Louis city and county in 1990 by the Missouri Botanical Garden. The second is a year-long on-site visitor study at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Both studies were ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1900
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The CBC database is the repository of early winter bird observations recorded since 1900. Currently there are over 2100 count circles submitted each year (as of 2008). The database provides information for compilers, regional editors, Audubon conservation staff, ornithologists, academic researchers, federal, state and local wildlife and land ... »
  • Date: 12/10/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BACKYARD SAFARI (Working Title) is an engaging series of 26 half hour programs designed to introduce topics in Natural Science to children ages four to six. The series will be shot on-location and hosted by an appealing young women of color, who will serve as a role model to female and minority children who are normally disenfranchised from ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a pilot for a half-hour, weekly children's science education series produced for broadcast on PBS by McKenna/Gottlied Productions, Inc. and KCTS Television in Seattle, Washington. One half-hour program and prototype ancillary material will be produced and tested with children, parents, and teachers. The series is designed to make science ... »

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