Connecting Society with Science: The Greater Potential of Giant Screen Experiences

June 1st, 2008 - October 31st, 2009 | PROJECT

Abstract: The Liberty Science Center will organize a one-day symposium linked to the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference and Trade show in September 2008. The symposium will focus on the greater potential of gian screen experiences to connect society with science, building on the GSTA's symposium "Giant Screen Films and Lifelong Learning held in 1999. The program will bring together science and education experts with filmakers to stimulate and enhance more effective approaches to science learning in future giant screen films. Symposium results will be disseminated through publication and the internet, as well prepared for submission to peer-reviewed journals. An industry-specific listserv focused on lifelong learning will be created to serve as a new community-building tool for exchange among producers, distributors and exhibitors. Emlyn Koster (Liberty Science Center) and Mary Nucci (Rutgers University) will serve as aymposium chair/PI and symposium manager/Co-PI, respectively; in partnership with GSCA staff, they will be responsible for symposium management, evaluation, and dissemination of results.

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Project Products

Connecting Society with Science: The Greater Potential of Giant Screen Experiences - Evaluation Report

Team Members

Emlyn Koster, Principal Investigator, Liberty Science Center
Mary Nucci, Co-Principal Investigator, Rutgers University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0803987
Funding Amount: 131049


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Conferences | Films and IMAX | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks