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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

Video
Spokes resource
June 2020 - The fifth webinar in the #EcsiteOnline series took place on 10 June 2020 and dealt with misinformation around and beyond the Covid crisis.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Ecsiteonline
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
Video
Spokes resource
June 2020 - On 3 June 2020, the fourth webinar in the #EcsiteOnline series address the topic of digital engagement during and beyond the Covid crisis.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Ecsiteonline
Video
Registration is open for the Equity & diversity webinar on 27 May
Spokes resource
May 2020 - On 27 May 2020, the third webinar in the #EcsiteOnline series discussed inclusion and diversity during a challenging period for the network.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Ecsiteonline
Video
Spokes resource
May 2020 - Understanding our audiences has never been more important. As our organisations adjust to a new reality, we need audience research to help us develop new models of engaging the public remotely; predict visitor numbers and profiles upon reopening; and rethink our entire physical offer in light of social distancing. 
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Ecsiteonline
Video
Spokes resource
May 2020 - The first webinar in the #EcsiteOnline series took place on 13 May 2020, on inclusive practices and decolonisation in scicomm and museums.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#Ecsiteonline, #debate, #decolonising, #webinar, #Exhibition design, #Museum
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
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. Last updated: 26 March 2021
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, tools, communication, resources, links, list, scicomm
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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