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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
Science Museum Group’s science show event, taking place in a retail space
March 2020 - Interviews published in Spokes #61, March 2020
Science centres and museums are branching out into shopping centres; four science engagement professionals share the advantages and pitfalls of such a task | Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, shopping centres, science engagement, outreach
Ecsite Open letter to R&I Commissioner M. Gabriel
Spokes resource
July 2019 - Ecsite sent this Open Letter to European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, in July 2019, as part of the discussion on the strategic plan of the 2021-2027 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe.
Category:
EU and governance
Report
Cover of the 2018 Ecsite Annual Report
Spokes resource
December 2018 - A glimpse of Ecsite's 2018 activities.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, ecsite, governance, advocacy
Website
PlayDecide cards on Animal testing
Spokes resource
July 2018 - PlayDecide is a card game for simple, respectful & fact-based group discussion.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
decide, game, FUND, Polka, rare diseases, dialogue, playdecide
Practical guide or toolkit
User profile on the Ecsite website (member staff)
Spokes resource
July 2017 - Staff working for Ecsite member organisations can publish news and events in their organisation's names in the "Members share" section of the Ecsite website and exhibitions on EXTRA. Here is how to... and a quick visual guide.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
ecsite account, login, publish news, organisational profiles, groups, exhibitions
EXTRA
Spokes resource
June 2016 - Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
travelling exhibition, touring exhibition, EXTRA, hire, loan
Practical guide or toolkit
Coronavirus ©Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
Spokes resource
March 2020 - Ecsite's selection of valuable links and resources you and your organisation can make use of during the coronavirus pandemic.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, tools, communication, resources, links, list, scicomm
Book or article
Founding meeting of Ecsite in Paris in 1989 at Cité des sciences / ® B Baudin
Spokes resource
February 2020 - Ecsite was founded in January 1989 by 23 organisations from the young European science centres scene. Over the past decades, the association has grown considerably in size and scope, adapting to its members' changing social role and organisational needs. 
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
ecsite, history, Ecsite30
Practical guide or toolkit
5 STEM Space activities, resources and lessons. Photo: University of Central Florida
Spokes resource
February 2020 - Several useful, interesting resources providing a great way to continue the conversation about why women and girls are such an important asset in establishing innovation throughout the science and tech community.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
STEM, women, girls, resource
Book or article
Museum Activism
Spokes resource
February 2020 - Regardless of whether you consider yourself an activist or not, this book should be on your table. Review by Andrea Bandelli.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
museum activism, review
Practical guide or toolkit
The UNaLab co-creation toolkit
Spokes resource
February 2020 - Created by Urban Nature Labs (UNaLab) to help the UNaLab cities tackle their specific climate and water-related challenges
Keywords:
UNaLab, co-creation, Toolkit, strategy
Book or article
A MONA visitor uses 'The O' at the coin exhibition in the gallery. Photo: Brett Boardman
February 2020 - Interviews published in Spokes #60, February 2020
Six perspectives on mobile and digital technology in museums | Estimated reading time: 25 minutes (3-5 minutes per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes

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