Many Experts, Many Audiences: Public Engagement with Science

March 1st, 2009 | RESEARCH

This white paper is the product of the CAISE Public Engagement with Science Inquiry Group. It describes how public engagement with science (PES) in the context of informal science education can provide opportunities for public awareness of and participation in science and technology. The term engagement is characterized by mutual learning by publics and scientists rather than a one-way transmission of knowledge from experts to publics.



Team Members

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Author
Ellen McCallie, Author, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
Larry Bell, Author, Museum of Science, Boston
Tiffany Lohwater, Author, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
John H Falk, Author, Oregon State University
Jane Lehr, Author, California Polytechnic State University
Bruce Lewenstein, Author, Cornell University
Cynthia Needham, Author, ICAN Productions, Ltd.
Ben Wiehe, Author, WGBH Educational Foundation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0638981
Funding Amount: 5500856

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 1212803
Funding Amount: 1182597

Related URLs

Informal Science Education Resource Center (ISERC)


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Citizen Science Programs | Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs | Resource Centers and Networks