ERIC Number: ED455106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Community Connections for Science Education, Volume II: History and Theory You Can Use.
Katz, Phyllis, Ed.
Science beyond the schoolhouse is the subject of this close-up look at informal science--education in non-traditional settings, including Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, zoos, aquariums, and public television. More than a dozen writers draw on personal experiences to tell why they became informal science educators and how they use the history and theory of traditional science education in their work. Among the features of this book for informal science educators are a resource directory and a special section on program evaluation. Articles include: (1) "The Symbiosis of Formal and Informal Education" (George Tressel); (2) "The Role of Informal Science Education and Learning (with Museums as a Model)" (Lynn B. Dierking and John H. Falk); (3) "National Parks--Exciting Venues for Teaching and Learning Science" (Julia Washburn); (4) "Informal Science Education: A Continuous Part of the Girl Scout Program" (Harriet S. Mosatche); (5) "The Power of Television in Informal Education" (Joel Schneider and Shalom M. Fisch); (6) "The Science Connections in African-American Churches" (Yolanda S. George); (7) "My Changing View of Field Trips" (Vanessa D. Westbrook); (8) "Science Education in Boys and Girls Clubs" (Tom Smart); (9) "4-H-Science from Practical Education" (Elaine Andrews); (10) "Hands On Science Outreach (HOSO): Time for Science Play" (Phyllis Katz); (11) "The Educator's Species: Connecting Conservation and Science Education at Accredited Aquariums and Zoos" (Bruce L. Carr); (12) "The Use of Research and Evaluation in Science Museums and Science Centers" (Peggy Ruth Cole); (13) "Ecology Foundations: Environmental Education in the Field" (Celeste Prussia); (14) "Evaluation: Parks Project Sample--How Do We Assess the Informal Educational Component?" (Emmalou Norland); and (15) "At the Table--A Classroom Teacher and Informal Educator" (Joe Heimlich and Anita O'Neill). (Contains 20 Web site resources.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Education, Partnerships in Education, Science Education
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: Part of the Parks As Resources for Knowledge in Science (PARKS) project, a partnership of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, the National Science Teachers Association, and Ohio State University. Funded with support from Exxon/Mobil.