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
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, Spokes
Video
Blade Runner 2049
Spokes resource

Blade Runner 2049 is an American science fiction film released last October, sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as protagonists, with Ana de Armas and Jared Leto in supporting roles. K (Gosling) is a replicant himself in charge of hunting down other rogue bioengineered humans like him. Everything changes when he receives the order of exterminating the child of two replicants in order to prevent an uprising. By Suzanna Filipecki, Project Manager at Ecsite.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Blade Runner 2049, film, science, technology
Report
EU Comission
Spokes resource

The European Commission has created a policy paper that examines the role of Social Innovation in Social Sciences and Humanities research, especially in those research projects funded under FP6 and 7, as well as Horizon 2020.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
EU Commission, social innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities, research
Material for workshops and exhibitions
EU Space Awareness -  Space Careers Booklet
Spokes resource

Produced in the context of the Space Awareness project, the Space Careers booklet presents several exciting space-related careers with the aim of inspiring the next generation of space explorers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#space, #Careers, #Education, #SpaceAwareness, #SpaceCareers, #STEMeducation
Website
Culture & Creativity
Spokes resource

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme offers a wide range of online free courses for cultural managers.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Culture & Creativity, EU, online courses, cultural management
Book or article
The Cosmos exhibition at  the Museum of tomorrow. Credits: Byron-Prujansky

Interviews published in Spokes #36, December 2017

Seven stories from the Science Centre World Summit that took place in Japan last month
Keywords:
SCWS, Spokes
Book or article
Photo by Clint Adair on Unsplash

Feature article by Maria Xanthoudaki published in Spokes #36, December 2017

Maria Xanthoudaki surveys recent pedagogies
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
21st century pedagogy, Spokes

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