In Their Own Voices: Museums and Communities Changing Lives

January 1st, 2011 | RESEARCH

The following are interviews with people whose long-term involvement with the PISEC program has been life-changing. Most started as participants, with or without friends and family, and over time became PISEC leaders. Most of those profiled here are parents. Because PISEC programs are geared to families, these parents brought their children to events starting at a very young age. As their children grew up in PISEC, they too, became involved with the program. In some cases, children took on leadership roles of their own; in other cases, children’s interest in science activities and studies grew over time. Whether or not individual parents or children go into science-related fields as a result of PISEC, they have become advocates of science as a family experience. Their experiences and attitudes are the key to ensuring the ongoing involvement of their communities in science education, activities, and programs.


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Team Members

Philadelphia-Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative (PISEC), Contributor
Minda Borun, Author, Franklin Institute
Barbara Martin Kelly, Author
Lisa Jo Rudy, Author


Identifier Type: isbn
Identifier: 978-1-889939-15-5

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Community Ambassadors in Science Exploration (CASE)


Audience: Families | General Public | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Community Outreach Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs