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  • Date: 06/20/2007
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This PDF includes presentations and discussions that took place at the Citizen Science Toolkit Conference at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York on June 20-23, 2007. ... »
  • Date: 06/20/2007
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    The following is one of three focus point presentations delivered as part of the session titled “Citizen Science Project Design” on day two of the Citizen Science Toolkit Conference at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York on June 20-23, 2007. Sandra Henderson, UCAR Citizen Science Programs Manager, discusses two citizen science ... »
  • Date: 03/29/2007
    Resource Category!: Formative
    During January 2007, the Science Museum of Minnesota carried out a study to gather visitor feedback on a variety of potential interpretive features of Science on a Sphere. Visitor preferences related to the use of interpretive labels and graphics directly on the Sphere and the speed in which visualizations rotate were studied. A total of 51 ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Science On a Sphere (SOS) at Fiske Planetarium will raise awareness and understanding of Earth system science for over 30,000 visitors per year, using student docents and newly-developed, tested pedagogy. SOS will enhance Fiske's ability to engage 3,000 university students and 30,000 K-12 students and members of the public. A student docent ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category!: Formative
    In May of 2006, Science on a Sphere (SOS) was set up in a permanent exhibit space at the Science Museum of Minnesota. With the new installation of the Sphere, came the addition of a variety of features that were not included in the initial front-end study. These new features included an expanded playlist, new audio for some of the visualizations, ... »
  • Date: 05/25/2006
    Resource Category!: Front-End
    The Science Museum of Minnesota prototyped interpretive approaches to using an innovative scientific visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called Science On a Sphere (SOS). SOS is composed of a wide variety of visualizations projected onto a six-foot sphere creating animated, whole-planet ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes summative evaluation of the impact on public radio listeners of Earth & Sky, a short-format science radio program airing daily on more than 1,000 commerical and public radio stations in the U.S. as well as on satellite and Internet radio outlets. Earth & Sky’s goals are to make science accessible and interesting and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This cooperative agreement will support the Tech Museum of Innovation (The Tech) in San Jose, California in acquiring SOS-related hardware and software, as well as providing the technical support to facilitate the installation of SOS in The Tech's Exploration Gallery in 2005-2006. Science On a Sphere will be the focal point of The Tech Museum's ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2005
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    "Knowledge and information are essential for people to respond successfully to the opportunities and challenges of social, economic and technological changes (...). But to be useful, knowledge and information must be effectively communicated to people", says the Food and Agricultural Organization. India is home to a number of ICT-enabled ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Waves in Space, an educational museum exhibit for upper elementary and middle school students, clarifies the concept of radio wave propagation and how it is affected by variations in the Earth's atmosphere. The exhibit is based on research in upper atmospheric physics conducted by the Atmospheric Sciences Group at the MIT Haystack Observatory. ... »

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