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  • Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Our Instrumented Earth: Understanding Global Systems and Local Impacts through the El Nino Story centers on a new production displayed on Science on a Sphere® (SOS), and informal educational program elements to engage learners in the power and purpose of NASA data-gathering tools. Audiences include over two million visitors to partner institutions ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    A partnership between Carthage College and the Appalachian Mountain Club has delivered a successful public education and outreach program that merges natural environment topics and astronomy. Over the four years of activity, over 25,000 people have received programming. The effort has trained nature educators, permanent and seasonal AMC staff, and ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), in collaboration with New York University's Institute for Education and Social Policy and the University of Southern Maine Center for Evaluation and Policy, will develop and evaluate a new teacher education program model to prepare science teachers through a partnership between a world class science ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Front-End
    Visitor Baseline Study of Science on a Sphere at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This resource includes the Research Assistant Protocol, Observation Protocol, and Visitor Questionnaire. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Ice Planet Earth (IPE) was a three-year NSF-Funded grant, with a focus on building awareness and understanding of polar processes and designed to coincide with the International Polar Year, which took place from March 2007-March 2009. A key feature of the IPE project was the development of 'Ice Worlds', a planetarium style film designed for both ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Funded jointly by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the and Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Urban Libraries Council (ULC), Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums supports the planning and design of 24 learning labs in libraries and museums nationwide. The ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The National Mining Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit, Expanding Boundaries: Harrison Schmitt and the New Mining Frontier is an innovative look at the future of the extraction industry and a unique opportunity to expand the imagination of current and future generations. With the help from the experts at NASA, the new exhibit communicates information ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Front-End
    Visitor Baseline study for Science on a Sphere at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Sphere was installed in DMNS’ permanent space science gallery, Space Odyssey, in February 2010. Space Odyssey “Museum Galaxy Guides” (volunteer facilitators) were trained on Sphere operation and content in April 2010. The purpose of the Baseline ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    StarTalk Radio will develop a highly innovative new genre of science radio that bridges the intersection between popular culture and science education. Host of the show and project PI is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned scientist, astrophysicist, popular science author and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. The radio programs ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Children’s Museum developed From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet: Exploring Planetary Science to provide opportunities for students in grades 4 through 8, teachers, and families to learn about Mars exploration. The Museum partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) on four teacher professional development modules ... »

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