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  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On a May morning in 2007, fourth grader Joshua White hopped on a city bus with his grandmother and rode across Washington, D.C., for his first visit to the nature center at Rock Creek Park. He came to participate in the first annual national park BioBlitz organized by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and National Geographic. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This issue of Legacy—which had a record number of submissions from interpreters wanting to write on the subject—deals with the challenges of making science accessible, engaging, and relevant to visitors to interpretive sites. How do we take information and ideas that can be highly technical or specicialized to a certain field of study and make it ... »
  • Date: 11/18/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article from "The Atlantic" describes ways that teachers are integrating hands-on and experiential STEM learning into the classroom, which include collaboration with informal learning environments through creative field trips. ... »
  • Date: 05/06/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Science centers are seen as places for communication of science very focused on the mise en scène of the content and methodologies of natural sciences. However, in the recent history, these institutions are transforming their role within education and transformation processes in the society they are engaged with. This communication presents a ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article offers information on a citizen science project titled "Pathways to BioTrails" being conducted at Acadia National Park in Maine in which DNA barcoding will be used to monitor and identify plant and animal species. The project's goal of educating visitors to the park and acting as a model for future collaborations between national parks ... »
  • Date: 08/22/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals from around the world share ways that they are engaging visitors in hands-on innovation. Work from the following organizations are discussed: Exploratorium, Discovery Center of Idaho, Lawrence Hall of Science, Iridescent, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Ideum, Discovery Place, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jenny Fortier and Dana Murchison, staff scientists at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, discuss their partnership with municipal government and local industry to create a gardening workshop. The goal of the program was to empower citizens to make an impact in literally their own backyards. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lori Geller, marketing and public relations associate at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, discusses visitor satisfaction. Geller outlines how three factors have led to high visitor satisfaction at the Nature Museum: a strong grounding in science, local focus in Chicago, and commitment to conservation and urban nature ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martha Kirouac, botanical educator for special projects at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, explains how the "Grounding in Botany" program helps to enhance teachers' knowledge of plant science and foster the use of plants as model systems in the classroom. Kirouac explains how the program works and ... »