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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

Practical guide or toolkit
A collection of guidelines and  re-opening plans for science centres & museums
Spokes resource
May 2020 - A collection of re-opening plans, recommendations and guidelines from European countries lifting COVID-19 containment measures.
Keywords:
coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, tools, re-opening plan, strategy, resources, museums, science centres
Report
Spokes resource
May 2020 - A look into Ecsite's activities during 2019.
Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
annual report, ecsite, governance, advocacy, Anniversary
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
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
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
The Food Forever toolkit is available from the BGCI
Spokes resource
May 2020 - Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) have created a toolkit to stress the importance of crop diversity and food security to people around the world.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Toolkit, food forever, crop diversity, food security, BGCI
Practical guide or toolkit
Miraikan's 'Steer towards the future' workshop in action, 2019
Spokes resource
May 2020 - An SDG-focused workshop designed by Ecsite member Miraikan which has now been made available to all.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
miraikan, SDGs, sustainability, Workshop
Practical guide or toolkit
Tackling Misinformation - Cover
Spokes resource
April 2020 - A collection of research and resources for science engagement professionals addressing the spread of inaccurate information about science and scientists
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
misinformation, science engagement, research, promising practices, The Kavli Foundation, dialogue, controversy, alternative facts
Book or article
Misinformation: A strategic approach
March 2020 - Feature article by Michael Creek published in Spokes #62, April 2020
Taking a strategic approach to a serious threat | Estimated reading time: 12-15 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, misinformation, strategic approach
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

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