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Portal to the Public - USA

Purpose

To promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its application through enhancing effective face-to-face interactions between informal science educators and the public

Information

Portal to the Public began in 2007 with a grant from the National Science Foundation. It is a proven, scalable guiding framework for Informal Science Educators to engage scientists and public audiences in face-to-face interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its application. It is a collaborative project between Pacific Science Center in Seattle Washington and several other science museums and institutions in the United States.
The program has four main components:

  1. Public Programs-Develop, evaluate and disseminate various cost-effective delivery models that promote public audiences’ appreciation and understanding of current work being done in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
  2. Professional Development-for informal science educators
  3. Research -to ensure programs are applicable and effective
  4. Supporting a Professional Learning Community- of institutions and individuals committed to improving the public understanding and appreciation of current science research and its application

http://www.pacsci.org/portal/

Post date: Fri, Sep 24, 2010 — 13:30
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:25

Learning Topics

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