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

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We received two rounds of NSF funding in the 1990s to expand. We received NSF funding for three years and then it cut off. For example, the Exploratorium is an extraordinarily participatory museum, but it''s not nearly as participatory as a Community Science Workshop. comfort creative placemaking cultural competency design interview participatory museum Imagine the most community-based science center possible.

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In Support of Idiosyncrasy

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It's not the extent to which they are participatory. Funders like the NSF have encouraged science centers in particular to share their techniques and evaluations, which is fabulous but also leads to rampant and sometimes unthinking imitation. People often ask me which museums are my favorite. I don't like to give a list. I've only visited about 0.01% of the institutions out there and I suspect that the other 99.99% includes some real gems.