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  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Gerardo Ibarra Aranda, director of operations and project director at Centro de Ciencias Explora in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, explains how this science center streamlines operations and controls expenses, while simultaneously maximizing vistior experience. Ibarra Aranda emphasizes the importance of frugal practices, efficiency in ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how science centers and museums can better engage ethnic-specific communities that, overall, historically do not visit these institutions. Cecilia Garibay, principal of the Garibay Group, summarizes her research in this area, specifically focusing on Latino families in the United States and shares several key values that ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Elaine Reynoso Haynes, of the Universum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, outlines the elements of creating a succesful "glocal" exhibit. "Glocal" exhibits promote awareness and citizen involvement related to a global issue within a local context. An exhibit for the Science Museum of the State of ... »
  • Date: 07/30/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carlos Plaza, exhibit developer and bilingual communications specialist at the Miami Science Museum, summarizes the museum's general guidelines and strategies for writing and designing bilingual exhibitions. These guidelines address label hierarchy, personnel (translators and editors), interpretation vs. translation, regional ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sue Allen, principal of Allen & Associates, discusses the summative evaluation of "Secrets of Circles" and effectiveness of trilingual (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) labels. Allen outlines the general audience's reaction to these labels along with the reactions of Latino families and Vietnamese-descent families. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Derlly González, bilingual programs coordinator, and Kristin Leigh, educational services director, both at Explora, discuss the way they serve and engage their bilingual (English and Spanish) audience. Bilingual labels and staff assist Spanish-speaking visitors and allow visitors to focus on open-ended explorations instead of ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Robert L. Russell, director of science and health programs, and Malu Jimenez, senior program director, both at the Self Reliance Foundation, present general trends and social indicators in the U.S. Latino community. These trends were derived from the background briefing papers of the Expanding Informal Science Education for ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features photographs and stories that illustrate how science centers and museums across Latin America are working to address health challenges. Institutions represented include RedPop (Latin American Network for the Popularization of Science and Technology), Museo de Ciencia y Tecnología (Guatemala), El Museo de los Niños de Caracas ( ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this brief article, Cristina Heine, curator at Universum, Museo de las Ciencias, National University of México (UNAM) in México City, explains how the science museum promotes the scientific discoveries and technological advances generated in UNAM laboratories to the public. Each month, the museum highlights one of UNAM's scientific institutes, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lorena Baca, manager of international projects at Papalote–Museo del Niño, Mexico City, Mexico, discusses how her institution provides informal science education to those who cannot come to the museum (because of financial or geographic reasons). Baca also explains their efforts to build new educational institutions and museums in ... »

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