Resources

In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

Feel free to submit resources for this section. Send all relevant materials with a short explanation about the contents to: info@ecsite.eu

Resources

Book or article
Airplane condensation trails in the Brussels sky - which "chemtrail" conspiracy theorists claim to be chemical substances governments spray to keep populations subdued. Photo Antonio Gomes da Costa

Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #27, February 2017

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more)
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, worldview, science, process, Spokes
EXTRA
Spokes resource

Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.

Category:
Topics in science
Book or article
Space Awareness
Spokes resource

Produced in the context of the Space Awareness project, the Mission: Space Explorers booklet presents several space-oriented citizen-science initiatives.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#space, #Careers, #Education, #SpaceAwareness, #SpaceCareers, #STEMeducation, #CitizenScience
Book or article
The Annual Ecsite Conference: An engagement and Education Forum for Science Museums
Spokes resource

Published in the Journal of Museum Education in 2018, this review includes a short history of Ecsite and its annual conference as well as critical reflections on the 2017 conference.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Ecsite annual conference, science museums, science engagement, informal learning, museum educator, review
Book or article
homosapiens_homodeusbook
Spokes resource

"My humble advice: don’t ignore these two books." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, executive director at Science Gallery International. February 2018.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
good reads, Sapiens, Homo Deus, human culture, history, technologies
Practical guide or toolkit
WEF_Code of Ethics
Spokes resource

The Code of Ethics developed by the Young Scientists of the World Economic Forum in 2018 is a unique piece of work that addresses the need for an ethical framework for interdisciplinary research.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
World Economic Forum, code, researchers, Ethics
Book or article
Exhibition narrator's notebook from the Science Frugale exhibition, Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes in Paris, France @Colpizen & @Scigale

Feature article by Sandrine Bron - Maxime Leroy - Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes #38, February 2018

The ‘Science frugale’ example, winning Mariano Gago Ecsite Award project | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
incubation, innovation, frugal, exhibitions, TRACES, EcsiteAwards, Participation, co-creation, Spokes
Book or article
A Knowledgeroom pop-up space in a Viennese market stall © Marko Kovic SCN

Interviews published in Spokes #38, February 2018

Science engagement in shopping centres: it's actually not all about the money | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes (3-4 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
pop-up, malls, shopping centres, outreach, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
DITO
Spokes resource

Doing It Together Science (DITO) published policy briefs focusing on two themes: Environmental sustainability and biodesign.

BioBlitz: Promoting cross border Research and collaborative Practices for Biodiversity Conservation

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
citizen science, DIYBiology, biodesign, BioBlitz, policy brief
Practical guide or toolkit
Museum and creative industries in progress report
Spokes resource

This report presents the result of research conducted by NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industries on the current situation of collaborations between creative industries and museums.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Creative industries, museums, europe, survey
Book or article
Figure 1: Family interacting with real objects during “Digging in the dinosaur era” workshop activity at Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Feature article published in Spokes #37, January 2018

How visitors interpret authenticity in a natural history museum
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Object, museum, authenticity, Spokes
Book or article
The Cloud Chamber is used to detect nuclear radiation by observing the traces of elementary particles. Designed by Scottish physicist Charles Wilson in 1900. Photo by Agata Steifer.

Interviews published in Spokes #37, January 2018

Science centre and museum professionals on their special relationship with an object or exhibit that got under their skin.
Keywords:
Object, exhibit, museum, science centre, cherished object, museum professionals, stories, Spokes

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