Resources

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...

Feel free to submit resources for this section. Send all relevant materials with a short explanation about the contents to: info@ecsite.eu

Resources

Material for workshops and exhibitions
Space Awareness
Spokes resource

Produced in the context of the Space Awareness project,, this compendium brings together a selection of Space Awareness activities to be implemented at informal learning settings.

Category:
Education & learning
Book or article
Space Awareness
Spokes resource

Produced in the context of the Space Awareness project, the Mission: Space Explorers booklet presents several space-oriented citizen-science initiatives.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#space, #Careers, #Education, #SpaceAwareness, #SpaceCareers, #STEMeducation, #CitizenScience
Practical guide or toolkit
Sea Change - Increasing Ocean Literacy - Facts about the Sea
Spokes resource

Learning materials and a wealth of resources and activities highlighting the inter-connectedness that exists between human health and well-being and the health of the seas and ocean

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
marine science, sea change, ocean health, #ouroceanourhealth
Book or article
The Annual Ecsite Conference: An engagement and Education Forum for Science Museums
Spokes resource

Published in the Journal of Museum Education in 2018, this review includes a short history of Ecsite and its annual conference as well as critical reflections on the 2017 conference.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Ecsite annual conference, science museums, science engagement, informal learning, museum educator, review
Book or article
homosapiens_homodeusbook
Spokes resource

"My humble advice: don’t ignore these two books." Read this book review by Andrea Bandelli, executive director at Science Gallery International. February 2018.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
good reads, Sapiens, Homo Deus, human culture, history, technologies
Practical guide or toolkit
WEF_Code of Ethics
Spokes resource

The Code of Ethics developed by the Young Scientists of the World Economic Forum in 2018 is a unique piece of work that addresses the need for an ethical framework for interdisciplinary research.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
World Economic Forum, code, researchers, Ethics
Material for workshops and exhibitions
The “500 years of Ocean change” infographic on display at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, 3 June 2017. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanography Centre.
Spokes resource

Suitable for printing in large formats on foldable materials, this visual tool can serve as a centrepiece at your event or exhibition about the ocean, helping audiences visualise 500 years of ocean change

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
sea change, ocean, Magellan, infographic
Book or article
Exhibition narrator's notebook from the Science Frugale exhibition, Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes in Paris, France @Colpizen & @Scigale

Feature article by Sandrine Bron - Maxime Leroy - Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes #38, February 2018

The ‘Science frugale’ example, winning Mariano Gago Ecsite Award project | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
incubation, innovation, frugal, exhibitions, TRACES, EcsiteAwards, Participation, co-creation, Spokes
Book or article
A Knowledgeroom pop-up space in a Viennese market stall © Marko Kovic SCN

Interviews published in Spokes #38, February 2018

Science engagement in shopping centres: it's actually not all about the money | Estimated reading time: 15 minutes (3-4 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
pop-up, malls, shopping centres, outreach, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
DITO
Spokes resource

Doing It Together Science (DITO) published policy briefs focusing on two themes: Environmental sustainability and biodesign.

BioBlitz: Promoting cross border Research and collaborative Practices for Biodiversity Conservation

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
citizen science, DIYBiology, biodesign, BioBlitz, policy brief
Practical guide or toolkit
Museum and creative industries in progress report
Spokes resource

This report presents the result of research conducted by NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industries on the current situation of collaborations between creative industries and museums.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Creative industries, museums, europe, survey
Book or article
Figure 1: Family interacting with real objects during “Digging in the dinosaur era” workshop activity at Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

Feature article published in Spokes #37, January 2018

How visitors interpret authenticity in a natural history museum | Estimated reading time: 22 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Object, museum, authenticity, Spokes

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