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  • Earth & Sky
    Date: 12/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Earth & Sky radio series reaches over 2.8 million individuals in the United States each week. This grant, which will diminish each year over a four-year period, will enable the project to accomplish the following goals: * Continue production and distribution of the Earth & Sky radio series * Distribute a bi-annual booklet for teachers ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Earth & Sky Radio Series in the Commercial Radio Market
    Date: 12/15/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a 90 second radio science series about environmental sciences, earth sciences and astronomy. Multimedia Research implemented a summative evaluation of the series, utilizing a survey mailed to respondents to a radio contest held just prior to the broadcast of Earth & Sky in eight commercial radio markets. A total of 152 ... »
  • Cocos: Island of Sharks
    Date: 12/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The NOVA Large-format Film unit of the WGBH Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the New England Aquarium, is producing a large format film about Cocos Island, a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Costa Rica that has not yet been affected by human activity. The waters around Cocos Island contain an extraordinary abundance of sharks ... »
  • Living On Earth
    Date: 11/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Living On Earth is a weekly, impartial news journal devoted exclusively to coverage of ecology that is carried on 274 NPR stations in the United States. It has had previous support from the Informal Science Education Program for initial series production and to help expand the series from a half hour formation to an hour-long show. This grant will ... »
  • Light Years
    Date: 11/10/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Smithsonian Associates Program at the Smithsonian Institution has a unique, one-time only opportunity to test the potential of producing a very low cost, but high quality science program featuring an outstanding and widely recognized scientist. The program will be an edited hour from an hour and a half interview that Timothy Ferris will have ... »
  • SPARKS (Supporting Parents in Advocacy, Reform and Knowledge in Science)
    Date: 11/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Wildlife Conservation Society is developing and implementing a five-year science program for 420 parents and 210 teachers of children in grades K-8. Linked directly with school curricula and the new National Science Education Standards, the program will bridge the gap between parents and schools, and position the Zoo as a partner and ... »
  • PRIMES: Parents Rediscovering and Interacting with Math and Engaging Schools
    Date: 09/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Institute for Research on Learning is undertaking a multifaceted effort to help parents become more involved in the mathematics education of their children. This project establishes a Design Consortium; develops new materials and collaborative activity structures; provides outreach, training, and technical assistance to communities; and ... »
  • Planning Grant: Mapping The Universe
    Date: 09/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    During this planning grant, the Film Arts Foundation will draft a script and develop prototype examples of animation for a one-hour television program that will provide viewers with insight into the large-scale organization of the Universe. These materials will be developed and tested in collaboration with advisors. The program will present, in a ... »
  • Innovation: An Exhibit to Foster Understanding of and Invite Participation in the Process of Innovation
    Date: 09/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Tech Museum of Innovation will fabricate, install, and evaluate a 6,800 square foot exhibition. Through approximately 66 interactive exhibit experiences, visitors will discover how basic science is applied in practical, real-life circumstances for the design and engineering of advanced technologies. An array of educational programs has been ... »
  • Constructivist Reflections: World Of Water Project Planning
    Date: 09/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "Constructivist Reflections: World of Water Project Planning" is a planning activity to be carried out by Discovery 2000, Inc. They are developing a 14,000 sq. ft. area of aquatic exhibits and support spaces that will increase visitors understanding of the science concepts related to water, aquatic habitats, and organisms. The exhibit area will be ... »

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