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  • Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction...
    Date: 09/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum will develop an interactive traveling exhibition entitled "Our Weakening Web: The Study of Extinction" that will explore the process of extinction and examine the current role humanity is playing in that process. Is humanity accelerating the rate of extinction by modifying the global environment? The goals of the exhibit are 1) that ... »
  • THE DR. FAD SHOW
    Date: 09/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    THE DR. FAD SHOW is a daily television series for children ages 6 to 12 that encourages creativity, inventiveness and problem solving in a lively half-hour format. Each program is taped before a studio audience and high-lights the inventions of young participants as well as the fads and inventions of the past, present and future. Created and ... »
  • Cosmic Voyage A 70mm Imax Film
    Date: 09/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    COSMIC VOYAGE will be the first film in IMAX to survey the whole universe. Its main objective is to convey to a broad museum audience the enormous range of space and time scales spanned by the universe, and to locate our familiar human place in this context. The film's centerpiece will be a continuous "cosmic zoom" extending from the largest ... »
  • SCIENCE CARNIVAL CONSORTIA: A COLLABORATIVE BETWEEN THE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER AND NEW OR DEVELOPING MUSEUMS
    Date: 08/15/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    New and developing science centers make up a significant percentage of ASTC membership. They often have limited funds, facilities, exhibits, education programs and experience developing and operating a science center. These institutions desire ready-to-use exhibits, demonstrations and education materials, as well as management workshops concerning ... »
  • THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: A CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SCIENCE SERIES
    Date: 08/15/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Award-winning Scholastic Productions, Inc. proposes to produce 39 fully animated, half hour television programs, based on the successful children's science book series, The Magic School Bus. We are seeking funding for the initial three seasons (13 episodes per season) which will be produced over a four year period. Designed as an informal science ... »
  • National Kidspace Partnership Program...
    Date: 08/15/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The objective of this project is to provide a complete package of KIDSPACE hands-on science experiences to small and developing science centers across the country through the National KIDSPACE Partnership Program. This project will allow twelve (12) selected science centers to implement a complete, proven education package geared toward young ... »
  • Issues Laboratory Collaborative...
    Date: 08/15/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, PA., acting as administrative coordinator for the Issues Laboratory Collaborative (ILC), requests NSF support for five science museums over a three year period to investigate the effectiveness of museum-based programs about controversial issues in science and technology; to develop, test, ... »
  • Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed....
    Date: 08/15/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This 1 1/2 hour documentary film portrays the famous anthropologist's life history, her work, and her audience against the background of 20th century American history. The proposed work, a blend of never-before-seen archival footage and stills, on-location footage, live interviews, and three newly created impressionistic vignettes, is intended for ... »
  • A Nationally Distributed Planetarium Star Program & Chart onExploration: "From the Earth to the Stars"
    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 ... »
  • DARKENED WATERS: PROFILE OF AN OIL SPILL -- A MUSEUM EXHIBITION
    Date: 08/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Pratt Museum, a natural history museum in Southcentral Alaska, proposes to bring before the public an exhibition on oil pollution. Using the historic disaster of the March 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez, the museum presents a dramatic, grassroots story of the desperate struggle to protect the environment and preserve traditional lifestyles ... »

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