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  • Date: 02/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Television Workshop(CTW) has produced a special 30 minute program for their "3-2-1 CONTACT" science series on the space program in response to the recent space shuttle tragedy. CTW has extensive footage on the scientific aspects of the space program along with interviews with astronauts Charles Bolden, Sally Ride, Mary Cleave and ... »
  • Date: 01/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Plantations, the botanical garden and arboretum of Cornell University, is developing a model program of informal education for elementary (K-5) school children. Project LEAP, Learning About Plants, will integrate the academic resources of Cornell University and the informal setting of its botanic gardens with the teaching of mathematics and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In the title of this very brief article, Marilyn Hood, of Hood Associates, poses the question "Can aquariums, zoos and museums use TV to educate?" and then goes on to cite a Ohio State University study. The study found that high school students may retain information from watching TV as well as they do from listening to a classroom lecture. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this brief article, Pete Conroy, Curator of Natural History at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, discusses his tactics for successfully grabbing the attention of kids during his wildlife lectures. He uses distasteful potty humor to make his presentations more effective. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Pete Conroy, Curator of Natural History at the Anniston Museum of Natural History (Anniston, AL), summarizes an article written by George Weiner (Supervisory Exhibits Editor at the Smithsonian) in 1963 about writing exhibit labels. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Gary Clarke, Director of the Topeka Zoo, describes the opening of Gorilla Encounter, a fascinating gorilla exhibit. Clarke's account of the opening day is important because of the successful planning that made standing in line almost a pleasant experience for visitors. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Steve Bitgood, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Jacksonville State University, presents general principles that can be used to guide exhibit designers, facility planners, and decision-makers of exhibit-type facilities. Bitgood offers two principles of visitor behavior that deal with physical qualities of the exhibit object or ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1985
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Every year, millions of people stream through museums--young people and old people--people with varying degrees of education, people alone and in groups. How can museums best serve this diverse audience? One kind of service that museums try to provide is education. Unlike schools, which have age-graded classes and compulsory attendance, museums ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1985
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Each year, more than 200 volunteers donate over 7,000 hours of their time, skills, and enthusiasm to reach Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's goals in environmental education, scientific research, and the protection of the vulnerable wetland ecosystem. This is the equivalent of a $100,000 donation. These volunteers have a variety of backgrounds--- ... »
  • Date: 12/01/1983
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    An article looking at field trip data from the National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi, India. ... »

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