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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 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
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
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
Book or article
CMS detector at CERN. Photo: Ariane Koek
February 2020 - Interviews published in Spokes #60, February 2020
A look at how art&science has changed over the last decade | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (3-5 minutes per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes

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