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  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science in Boston is conducting a workshop/symposium that will focus on the question of how best to address the issue of enhancing public understanding of major, on-going research efforts. The workshop will begin a critical discussion among researchers and some of the most prominent practitioners of informal public education in the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will produce and evaluate a pilot for a series of after school television program targeted at youth aged 9 -12. The series, which is based on the research into children's misperceptions about science conducted by the applicant, will help viewers make sense of often ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal Community Science Investigators (iCSI) creates a network of four geographically diverse informal science institutions working together on strategies to engage youth ages 10-13 through location based augmented reality (AR) games played on smartphones. These high-interest, kid-friendly games will be used by families visiting the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will develop a hands-on, interactive, traveling exhibit "Garden of Complexity: Self-Organization in Nature." "Using the metaphor of a garden (a universally appreciated symbol of beauty and contemplation)" and arguing "that the essence of science is to extract organized observations from the complexity of nature," this exhibit ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Hansen Planetarium proposes the creation, writing, and production of a 50-minute star theater program, From The Earth To The Stars, and educational chart aimed at informally educating over a million individuals regarding the exploration of our planet, the planets of our solar system, and the stars beyond. The further production of three ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Oregon, Eugene, is producing "Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold," a three-hour television documentary series about the field of low-temperature physics, the field in which one-third of all physicists are working today. The series explores key concepts, significant individuals and events in the field's turbulent history, and ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Addressing Gender Barriers in STEM through Theatre of Social Engagement project responds to the need to educate the public about the careers in computer and information science and engineering (CISE) fields by educating high school students, parents, teachers and counselors about the barriers to participation that confront women and other ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Milwaukee Public Museum will develop Adventures in Science: An Interactive Exhibit Gallery. This will be a 7250 sq. ft. interactive exhibit with associated public programs and materials that link the exhibit with formal education. The goal of Adventures in Science is to promote understanding of biological diversity, the forces that have change ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota will develop "After the Dinosaurs", an exhibit that will feature a detailed reconstruction of the ecology of a Paleocene subtropical environment that existed in the North Plains of North America (58 million years ago). Information presented in the exhibit will come from a 25 year research project carried out by SMM ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston will develop an exhibit about Aging. It will be a 6000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit that will open in Boston during April, 2000 coinciding with the United Nations' International Year of Older Persons. The exhibit will provide visitors with an engaging and interactive environment in which to explore scientific, personal, ... »