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  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science in Boston is conducting a workshop/symposium that will focus on the question of how best to address the issue of enhancing public understanding of major, on-going research efforts. The workshop will begin a critical discussion among researchers and some of the most prominent practitioners of informal public education in the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC editor, and Sally Middlebrooks, director of education projects at ASTC, examine professional development for science center professionals. Sutterfield and Middlebrooks analyze research on successful adult learning to better understand what professionals need/want and what are the best ways to foster this ... »
  • Date: 04/15/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With a Small Grant for Exploratory Research, The Institute for Learning Innovation will to conduct a study, "A Multi-Factor Investigation of Variables Affecting Informal Science Learning." Prior research has revealed seven variables, or the suite of variables encompassed by these seven variables, that affect visitor learning in science centers. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Research Products
    A vivid portrait of a little girl, her mother, and their experience at a neighborhood agency demonstrates how stories taken from the field can illustrate the power of peer education and motivate staff toward more inspired educational after school programming. ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Phylogenetic groupings of organisms are the basis for predictive classifications and biological information systems. Organizing biological knowledge and their parallel hierarchies according to phylogenetic relationships has become increasingly important for many segments of science and society (i.e., genetic databases such as GenBank). Yet, our ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, DeAnna Banks Beane, project director for ASTC's YouthALIVE! Initiative, describes the growing need for safe, supportive places for children to spend their after-school time and the role science centers can play in providing services to these youth. As an example, Banks Beane explains how the YouthALIVE! Initiative programs support ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Published in Curator: The Museum Journal. No abstract available. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper presents research reports from visitor studies researchers in the UK, Australia, and Brazil. Authors discuss the progress of the audience research field in their respective countries. ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The long-term goal is to broaden our model program that currently targets African-American populations in the national capital area. The aim of the program is to: a) educate junior and senior high students and elementary school teachers directly; and b) provide opportunities for exploration of health-related sciences for the public at large (via ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BioTrac will expand opportunities in biomedicine for low-income, first-generation college-bound high school students, increasing the number interested in, and prepared to enter, the biomedical research pipeline. Specific objectives are to: (1) Raise awareness of careers in biomedicine and provide students with real-world biomedical research ... »

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