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

EXTRA
Spokes resource

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

Category:
Topics in science
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

A set of cards that presents different questions, statements & ideas that will foster conversations about different aspects of Research and Innovation (RRI).

Developed as part of the RRI Tools project (2014-2016).

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
game, cards, #rri, dialogue, Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI Tools
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

Aimed at 9-11 year old students. Relates to acoustic engineering and sound.

Developed as part of the ENGINEER project (2011-2014)

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
engineering, Workshop, acoustics, engineer
Report
Nanototouch final brochure
Spokes resource

The NANO TO TOUCH project (2009-2011) set out to encourage visitors to European science centres and museums to interact with researchers in a totally new way - either by just stopping by to ask a question or observing the scientist’s work as it takes place in the museum. This is its final brochure.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nano, nanotechnology, Nano to Touch
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

A pack to support both expert and new explainers in their training. Explored: the role of the explainer / the idea of enquiry-based learning / the development and conduction of debate activities / science shows. Produced as part of EU-funded project Pilots.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
explainers, mediation, pilots, training, enquiry-based learning, debate activities, science shows
Report
Founding meeting of Ecsite in Paris in 1989 at Cité des sciences / ® B Baudin
Spokes resource

In this document put together in the late 2000s, Walter Staveloz, Executive Director of Ecsite until January 2006 looks back over more than ten years. John Durant, President of Ecsite during 2001-2002, delivers his vision for the next ten years. They are joined by European science centre directors concluding with personal comments on Ecsite’s role.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
history, Walter Staveloz, John Durant, ecsite
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

How we live and eat relates strongly to how healthy we are. It links to the number of kilograms on our scales and to the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, at some stage in our lives.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
playdecide, food, health
Report
Spokes resource

A report by Chris Mooney published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Produced as part of the "Improving the Scientific Community’s Understanding of Public Concerns about Science and Technology" project.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
public understanding of science, public engagement, scientists, researchers
Book or article
Spokes resource

research*eu is a European Union research magazine, written by independent professional journalists, which aims to broaden the democratic debate between science and society.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
research*eu, european union, results, science
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

The project Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science (PLACES) resulted in EU-level blueprints for the European City of Scientific Culture.
The essence of a European City of Scientific Culture is that it supports science-informed strategies in cities involving society’s major drivers for economic growth, innovation and structural change.

Read the Declaration.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
city of scientific culture, PLACES, science governance
Material for workshops and exhibitions
nanopinion
Spokes resource

Theatrical discussion game exploring the topic of nanotechnologies and aimed at informal semi-public settings, where passers-by can participate without spending too much time.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
nanotechnology, discussion game, theatre
Book or article
Permanent exhibition at the Neanderthal Museum- reconstruction

Interviews published in Spokes #13, November 2015

Four Ecsite members share the initiatives they developed – and why they went for it.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
refugees, migrants, inclusion, migration, welcome, politics, citizenship, democracy, Spokes

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