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
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
Book or article
Spokes resource

JCOM is an open access journal on science communication.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science communications, journal, community, citizens
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

The International Space Station is the world’s largest-ever scientific venture, and the European Space Agency is a key member of this international partnership. The Ecsite Space Group has developed a ready-to-print exhibition and several hands-on activities that seek to engage children and adults alike with the daily life and work of ESA astronauts on board the Space Station. Explore this extraordinary living and working environment with our new kit!

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
#space group, #ESA, #ISS, #spaceflight
Book or article
The lobby of Dialogue in the Dark at Design Museum Seoul, Korea

Feature article by Julie Becker published in Spokes #30, May 2017

Case studies from science centres and museums that (re)frame what accessibility means
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
accessibility, access, inclusion, disability, universal design, Spokes
Book or article
Children at one of the Discovery Corners / Ontdekhoek

Interviews published in Spokes #7, April 2015

Thousands of science engagement professionals work for small - sometimes tiny - organisations. Hear of their strategies to turn small resources into big impacts.
Keywords:
impact, one-person company, small organisation, association, Spokes
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource

Guidelines for each of the organisations hosting the Sparks Exhibition "Beyond the Lab: The DIY science revolution" - with a wider scope: discover Responsible Research and Innovation in action and get a deep insight on how to run innovative participatory activities.

Developed in 2016 as part of the Sparks project.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Participation, dialogue, sparks, science cafés, #rri, Responsible Research and Innovation, healthcare, medicine
Practical guide or toolkit
A glimpse of the Ecsite visual identity - by Kate Houben
Spokes resource

Our logo features nine structures extending from the same starting point – the word “Ecsite”. The structures are complimentary to one another and vary in size. Together, they elicit a sense of vibrancy, creativity, collaboration and openness.

Find attached:

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
logo
Report
Spokes resource

The Center for the Future of Museums' annual forecasting report, from the American Alliance of Museums.

2012 trends: Crowdsourcing | Threats to Nonprofit Status | Mobile, Pop-up Experiences | Alternate Funding | Creative Aging | Augmented Reality | New Educational Era

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
trends, museums, center for future of museums, strategy, foresight
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource

Do you want to set up arts&science incubation processes? The KiiCS' "Do-it-Yourself Incubation Guide” (available in English plus seven additional languages: Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish) is a free tool providing recommendations about how to develop incubation processes between science, art and creative fields, and offering practical advice gained from experiences throughout the KiiCS project.

Category:
Education & learning
Report
Spokes resource

Report by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, in conjunction with the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation and Everis. It looks back on a two-year project aiming at promoting careers in science and technology.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
STEM, science careers, vocations
Book or article
Techniquest was the first cultural institution in the development of Cardiff Harbour

Feature article by Professor Per-Edvin Persson published in Spokes #9, June 2015

Need to prove (potential) impact and argue the case science centres and museums with stakeholders and decision makers? This review is exactly what you were looking for: Persson summarizes scientific and professional literature on the impact of science centres
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
impact, Persson, learning, economy, urban planning, Bilbao effect, Spokes

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