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  • National Science Outreach Network
    Date: 09/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Science Outreach Network will provide school children, teachers, and the general public with highly accessible interactive exhibits dealing with popular topics in science and technology. The network, initiated as a partnership between regional science centers and public libraries, will be modeled after the highly successful statewide ... »
  • Columbus's Great Experiment
    Date: 09/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science proposes to develop a major public education program, including a traveling exhibition, two planetarium programs, a play, and a kit for schools entitled "Columbus' Great Experiment." Emphasizing science and technology, Columbus' first voyage is portrayed as an experiment aimed at testing the hypothesis (based on ... »
  • Partnerships in HOSO Dissemination
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Hands-On Science Outreach, Inc. has for a number of years developed and operated recreational after school and Saturday Science Classes for children, at first in Montgomery County, MD; and subsequently, with NSF support, at more than 22 sites around the country. During the last 10 years, they have reached more than 20,000 students with their ... »
  • An Exhibition on Audio Technologies Using New Interactive Computer Techniques
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Produce an exhibition that will lead visitors, particularly 140,000 school children each year, to explore and understand modern audio technology. The exhibition capitalizes on the great popularity of recorded music (every student seems to carry a Walkman tape or disc player), to encourage hands-on exploration of audio technologies from microphones ... »
  • Engineering for Kids
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a progressive science and technology center. Its philosophy toward science education is to make it enticing, enjoyable and motivating. It accomplishes this by means of "hands-on", interactive exhibits and programs designed to provide a non- threatening learning environment, for which we are ... »
  • INTERACTIONS
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is developing an innovative exhibit and teaching laboratory called INTERACTIONS. The unique feature of INTERACTIONS is the combination of an exploratory, interactive natural science exhibit with an adjacent live-insect-rearing laboratory. The exhibits will give the visitors some of the exploratory tools ... »
  • Reptile Science Centers: Integrating Informal Science Education into Traditional Zoo Exhibits
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Zoological Park, a component of the Smithsonian Institution, proposes transforming three traditional zoo exhibit buildings into centers for informal science learning. Based on current knowledge about learning, the proposed project will feature interactive elements as well as the greater use of human interpreters to help visitors ... »
  • Space Age
    Date: 09/01/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WQED/Pittsburgh plans to produce SPACE AGE, a major eight-hour prime time PBS television series on space sciences for airing in 1992, coinciding with the Columbus Quincentennial Celebration and the inauguration of the International Space Year (ISY). Produced in association with the National Academy of Sciences, the $7.2 million series will ... »
  • Biological Science Components of Africa Exhibit
    Date: 08/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Field Museum requests $1,033,456 from NSF for the geological and biological science portions of the new, 14,000 square-foot multidisciplinary exhibit on Africa. This $3.45 million permanent reinstallation will capitalize on Field Museum's extensive African collections. We intend to use these collections and other presentational strategies, broad ... »
  • Global Warming: A Traveling Exhibition on the Scientific Basis for Understanding Global Climate Change
    Date: 08/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association of Science-Technology Centers, in partnership with the Franklin Institute Science Museum, requests $360,523 from the National Science Foundation in support of a major hands-on traveling exhibition about global climate change. The 3,500-square-foot exhibition will provide a broad public with accurate, balanced scientific information ... »

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