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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
Book or article
Tinkering as an inclusive approach for building STEM identity and supporting students facing disadvantage or with low science capital: Considerations from a reflective practice experience with teachers Published in 2020
Spokes resource
August 2020 - This document summarises the impact of the Erasmus+ -funded project ‘Tinkering EU: Building Science Capital for All’ that has brought together museum educators and teachers to develop their practice and explore how Tinkering pedagogy could be used to develop more engaging, inclusive and equitable STEM learning experiences for learners facing educational, social, cultural or economic disadvantage.
Category:
Education & learning
Practical guide or toolkit
How to run a citizens' assembly by RSA. Credit: thersa.org
Spokes resource
July 2020 - Learn how to run a citizens' assembly in times of social distancing with this useful handbook from the RSA.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
citizen assembly, local, citizens, meetings, handbook, guide
Practical guide or toolkit
Leading Groups Online booklet. Credit: Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter
Spokes resource
July 2020 - "Leading Groups Online: a down-and-dirty guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic" by Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter teaches how to lead online courses, trainings and events.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
online, coronavirus, pandemic, online training, online workshop, online event, Digital
Book or article
Science Communication: An Empirical Field Analysis
Spokes resource
June 2020 - This empirical study compares international trends in science communication research, reflects on future needs and the disconnect to scicomm practice: a bibliometric and content analysis of several thousand journal papers and books, and a global multi-stage panel study. Published in 2020, fully open access incl. an audio-book version.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
research, communication, science engagement, evaluation, theory
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

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