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  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lynn Luckow, president and CEO of Craigslist Foundation, explains why science museum leadership should practice "continuity and change." Lucklow addresses the importance of engaging in continuous growth, while maintaining the institution's values and identity. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Wendy Pollock, leader of ExhibitFiles and the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), draws on her previous experience as the head of ASTC's Exhibition Services program to explore how ASTC helped spread "the culture of hands-on" through traveling exhibits and professional development training. Pollock also ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Zoffel, program administrator for the Noyce Leadership Institute, examines the three key components of the Noyce Leadership Fellows program that are designed to help science center leaders better engage the public in science learning. These key elements include self-assessment and pushing personal boundaries, ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Dennis Bartels, director of the Exploratorium, which will relocate to the Embarcadero waterfront soon, shares some inspiration from outside the field as well as the history of the science center movement. These reference points helped designers reevaluate the needs of the new building and confirm that they must design spaces that ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kirk Ramsay, CEO of the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) in Scotland, explores the business behind science centers and offers useful advice about good business leadership. Ramsay draws on his experience at GSC as well as his experience with diverse areas of the business sector. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Larry Bell, senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Science, Boston, Tiffany Lohwater, manager of Public Engagement at the American Association for the Advancement fo Science (AAAS), and Ellen McCallie, deputy director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, discuss public engagement with science and how ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kathy Sykes, profesor of Sciences and Society at the University of Bristol and chair of the independent Steering Group for the Expert Resource Centre, Sciencewise, discusses the recent trend of policymakers engaging the public in dialogue about science issues. Sykes explains the role science centers have in fostering this dialogue ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Susie Wilkening, senior consultant, and James Chung, president, both at Reach Advisors, discuss a 2008 survey of 50 ASTC-member science museums that investigated which science policy issues were the of greatest interest to the public. Survey results, findings, and implications for museums are discussed. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nick Winterbotham, CEO of Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum (UK), explains how the institution's Science & Heritage Career Ladder program (SHCL) empowers youth through the interactive study of science and heritage. Winterbotham discusses how the program, which provides summer traineeships to youth ages 16 to 18 who live in ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lesley Lewis, president of ASTC and CEO of the Ontario Science Centre, discusses the Toronto Declaration and the role science centers play as advocates for science, science literacy, and science policy. Lewis encourages ASTC members to commit to at least one of the issues outlined in the Toronto Declaration. ... »

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