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  • Date: 12/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is composed of a 1,500 square foot permanent, and traveling exhibit, and a schools program focused on problem- solving, targeted primarily for children in grades 5-8. The exhibit includes a variety of classroom-tested puzzles, interactive computer programs, and hands-on challenge problems. These will enable participants to try and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Public Radio (NPR) has been awarded a grant of $807,335 in declining amounts over a four year period for production of Science Friday, the weekly two-hour call-in radio show that deals with science topics. Over the four year period, NPR will make an increasingly larger commitment to the total budget of $1,763,768 until they assume total ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science will develop two areas in a new 70 acre outdoor exhibit "BioQuest Woods: Linking Animals and Plans with Interactive Exhibits". This concept is to pair live animals and plants in their natural setting with science center-style interactive exhibits to communicate key ideas in biology and physics. Support ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Visitors to art museums vary on a number of a dimensions related to how they construct their museum experience. The visiting preferences and intentions of a sample of visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art were examined by having them respond to a survey as they entered the Museum. Visitors were presented with a set of nine contrasting ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from a formative evaluation of the Becoming American theme and the Choosing Revolution story. Becoming Americans tells how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that valued both liberty and equality. Becoming Americans is the umbrella theme for several ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Five small science museums will form "TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits at Museums of Science) Collaborative". The partners include the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT; The Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC; Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY; Discovery Center Museum, Rockford, IL; and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI. Each museum partner will ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Sound to Mountains exhibit showcases contemporary and emerging watershed issues which affect the Pacific Northwest region. This exhibit addresses the need to focus awareness on non-point pollution for the general public and among Washington State teachers and school children (K-12). This represents one of the major pollution problems affecting ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science will develop an interactive exhibit for the general public "The Chemistry of Life". There will be two editions of the exhibit: one 2,500 sq. ft. version will be installed permanently in the New York Hall of Science and another 1500 sq. ft. version will travel nationally. Focusing on the common chemical processes behind ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute will develop a 6000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit about "The Powers of Nature". Focusing on earthquakes, severe storms, and volcanoes, the exhibit will promote a greater understanding of the meteorological and geological forces that underlie these phenomena. Visitors will also learn about how scientists monitor and predict ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (LACMNH) will develop "Cats! Wild to Mild" a traveling exhibit on endangered wild and domestic cats. This will be a 5000 sq. ft. exhibit intended to engage families, school groups, and adults in the history, biology, and evolution of the family Felidae. The primary objectives of the exhibit are to ... »

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