Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

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So the Community Science Workshop model is to put a drop-in, FREE community science center in a place that is walkable to kids'' lives and schools. We received two rounds of NSF funding in the 1990s to expand. We received NSF funding for three years and then it cut off. We''re really different from traditional science centers in our funding model. We have a few shining, beloved exceptions, but that''s not a significant part of our model at this time.

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ExhibitFiles: Interviews with Initiators Jim Spadaccini and Wendy Pollock

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Wendy: Part of the thinking was that NSF supported the book Are We There Yet? , NSF requires grant applicants to build on prior knowledge--where do you get it? And with NSF's support, some of the very first things we did were around people developing traveling exhibits. So if NSF is funding it, is it only for science exhibitions? We see this as part of the network of sites that NSF is funding for informal science education. We looked at LinkedIn as a model.

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The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz

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This qualitative, exploratory study involved tracking and interviewing 32 Spanish-speaking intergenerational groups in fully bilingual exhibits at four different science centers/museums. We observed and audio recorded the groups, and conducted in-depth interviews in Spanish after they went through the exhibit, with a focus on what the bilingual experience was like for the group. You know those research studies that make you want to immediately change your practice in some way?