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  • Backyard Safari: Phase I Pilot
    Date: 12/10/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BACKYARD SAFARI (Working Title) is an engaging series of 26 half hour programs designed to introduce topics in Natural Science to children ages four to six. The series will be shot on-location and hosted by an appealing young women of color, who will serve as a role model to female and minority children who are normally disenfranchised from ... »
  • The Indianapolis Challenge
    Date: 11/15/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of the project is to produce a one hour television documentary and a series of video teaching modules which explore a wide range of scientific disciplines in an exciting manner by presenting the story of how these disciplines are used in the preparation and racing of an Indianapolis race car. This program will be distributed to a wide ... »
  • FORENSICS: The Science of Criminal Investigation
    Date: 11/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Texas will develop a 4,000 square-foot traveling science exhibit on FORENSICS: The Science of Criminal Investigation for circulation to eight major U.S. Cities through the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (SMEC). FORENSICS will examine the scientific methods and technologies used in today's crime ... »
  • Future Directions: A Conference for Directors of NSF-Funded Informal Science Education Projects; November 1992; Washington, DC
    Date: 11/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is to host a conference, "Future Direction of Informal Science Education", for project directors of NSF- funded informal science education projects. The purpose will be to: promote communication, networking and collaboration; address common problems; discuss strategies for areas of concern; design future roles of projects for informal ... »
  • Earth & Sky Radio Series
    Date: 11/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The daily radio series EARTH AND SKY began airing nationally on September 30, 1991. It consists of 2-minute programs about Earth science and astronomy. Produced in association with the American Geophysical Union, it is designed for people of all ages. Its aim is to make science accessible and interesting to millions whose common bond is that they ... »
  • Living on Earth...
    Date: 10/10/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    LIVING ON EARTH is a new weekly National Public Radio newsmagazine about the people and politics of environmental change. It goes beyond the ecological segments on NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED and MORNING EDITION to meet the growing demand for consistent, high quality, balanced and in-depth coverage of the environment, and scientific discoveries ... »
  • Math Smart
    Date: 10/10/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Community Television of Southern California (KCET/Los Angeles) proposes to create a national television series supported by outreach activities designed to motivate parents to participate in and support children's learning and enjoyment of mathematics. This proposal requests National Science Foundation funding of $1 million towards a total twenty- ... »
  • Developing A Comprehensive Desert Exhibit: An Innovative Model for Informal Science Education in Outdoor Museums
    Date: 10/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Desert Botanical Garden will utilize its extensive collection to create a science learning center focusing on deserts and presenting fundamental science concepts applicable to all environments. The comprehensive desert exhibit created by this proposal will feature six thematic trails through 25 acres of the Garden, with the trails' themes ... »
  • Freshwater Wetlands: Habitats of Beauty and Function
    Date: 10/01/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences requests $544,390 for the design and implementation of Freshwater Westlands: Habitats of Beauty and Function. This project consists of two main components: a 2,800 sq. ft. exhibit and related education program. The exhibit will communicate ecological principles and provide visitors of all ages ... »
  • Science-By-Mail: National Expansion
    Date: 09/15/1992
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science-By-Mail is a mentorship program between scientists and youth whereby youth have a subscription for three scientific challenge packets each year, create solutions, and receive responses from a personal scientist. Science-By-Mail brings the excitement of science discovery into classrooms and homes of children around the country and provides ... »

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