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...

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Resources

Book or article
Participants at the Hackathon that took place at the  Science Museum London from 21st to 22nd February. Picture by: © Science Museum Group Digital Lab

Interviews published in Spokes #34, October 2017

Four professionals share their thoughts and experience on organisation-wide Digital strategies
Keywords:
digital strategy, museum, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
Pop Up Science: A practical Guide
Spokes resource

Pop Up Science is a practical guide to transforming empty shops into creative spaces for science engagement.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
scicomm, science engagement, practical guide, science shop
Book or article
Book: The Making of MONA
Spokes resource

"One of the best books to understand how to bring an institution to life and create a museum for everyone". Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, Executive Director at Science Gallery International, Dublin, Ireland. September 2017.

Keywords:
good read, museum, scicomm
Book or article
Girls’ Day event at Experimentarium - Hypatia project

Interviews published in Spokes #33, September 2017

These pan-European projects have found their path
Keywords:
adaptation, pan-European, collaboration, co-production, sparks, Hypatia, exhibitions, Spokes
Book or article
A visitor being tested using a camera on a device

Feature article by Lindsey Green published in Spokes #33, September 2017

Museums' perception of apps swung from silver bullet to waste of time - yet they can offer real engagement opportunities
Keywords:
app, mobile, museums, UX, Spokes
Report
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2017 - Cover
Spokes resource

By the European Commission. This first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 168 selected cities in 30 European countries perform on a range of measures describing the ‘Cultural Vibrancy’, the ‘Creative Economy’ and the ‘Enabling Environment’ of a city.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
cities, indicator, european commission, cultural policy
Book or article
Museum professionals at the 2017 London Pride. Photo by Dan Vo (Twitter: @DanNouveau)

Interviews published in Spokes #32, August 2017

Towards active LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in our science centres and museums
Keywords:
LGBTQ, representations, role models, sexual identity, gender, lesbians, gays, transgender, queers, bisexuals, Spokes
Book or article
The audience attending a show at the Einstein’s Island – Isola Polvese, Trasimeno Lake Italy. Photographer: Marco Giugliarelli

Feature article by Leonardo Alfonsi published in Spokes #32, August 2017

Roving reflections on the future of science events  
Keywords:
festivals, Events, science engagement, Spokes
Report
LAB-FAB-APP_report
Spokes resource

A 2017 report published by the European CommissionIt highlights 11 recommendations, including one on citizens' involvement with research and innovation.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science & society, european commission, research and innovation, report
Practical guide or toolkit
Just_Add_Imagination_Oxford
Spokes resource

“Just Add Imagination” is a digital guide encouraging parents and children to explore the opportunities offered by a STEM career. It includes fun and easy science activities to do at home.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
STEM, activities, Children, home, parents
Website
Synenergene Workshop, Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, 1-4 September 2016 Credit: Wojciech Surdziel/Copernicus Science Center
Spokes resource

The Learning Platform contains materials about synthetic biology and its socio-scientific issues for teachers and science communication professionals who want to facilitate and support their publics in an open dialogue about this emerging science.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#syntheticbiology #synbio #synenergene
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Genes and Machines
Spokes resource

The brochure was co-produced by iGEM Team Warsaw (Aleksandra Bartosik, Marcin Ziemniak, Jakub Piatkowski) and the biological laboratory of the Copernicus Science Center
(Elżbieta Turek, Stanisław Łoboziak), within the SYNENERGENE program – Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Synthetic Biology, This publication aims to popularize the knowledge about synthetic biology. This is a new fast-growing scientific discipline that was inspired by the idea of designing and creating artificial biological systems. They can be modeled on systems that occur in nature or built from the scratch using genetic engineering.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
#synbio #syntheticbiology #h2020

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