Earth & Sky Nanoscale Science and Engineering Radio Shows

September 1st, 2004 - August 31st, 2008 | PROJECT

EarthTalk, Inc. will develop and air 24 90-second shows per year for three years on the subject of nanotechnology on the Earth & Sky radio program. They will partner with Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), Boston; Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility (CNF), Cornell University; and Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), Houston to identify researchers, advisors and program ideas. Program categories will be Nano 101; Innovations that Could Change the World; Science or Science Fiction; Implications and Ideas; Nano and the Environment; and Listener Questions. The Earth & Sky program currently airs on 685 stations nationwide, making 323 million gross impressions each year; new shows will create some 64 million gross impressions. They will be supplemented by related material on Earth & Sky Online, which receives up to one million page views/month, and a composite of the nano programs onto CD mailed directly to 10,000 teachers yearly.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation of Earth & Sky Radio Shows on Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Team Members

William Britton, Principal Investigator, Earth & Sky, Inc
Deborah Byrd, Co-Principal Investigator, Earth & Sky, Inc
Barbara Flagg, Evaluator, Multimedia Research


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0426417
Funding Amount: 528084


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Engineering | Materials science | Nature of science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media