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Reaching Out to Lay Audiences: Communicating Science through Museums, Science Centers, and Community Programs


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Reaching Out to Lay Audiences: Communicating Science through Museums, Science Centers, and Community Programs

Thursday, March 27, 2008

NYU's Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program

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Presented by Science Alliance


People get news about science and technology in many ways including: TV, newspapers, magazines and web sites. However, science centers, museums and community outreach projects are gaining momentum as vital ways to deliver up-to-date stories about the latest scientific breakthroughs and research, engage lay audiences and build scientific literacy.

Laura Allen, Senior Writer and News Producer of Science Bulletins, American Museum of Natural History.

Since 2004, Laura has managed the editorial and visual production of all bi-weekly news updates and writes the essays that supplement each semi-annual Science Bulletin feature documentary online. Part of her job involves explaining how scientists collect and interpret scientific data.

Karen de Seve, Senior Exhibit Developer and Project Manager of Breakthroughs, Liberty Science Center.

Karen edits and manages current e-news stories displayed within the Liberty Science Center's exhibition galleries, and develops and writes Breakthroughs exhibitions on various topics and themes.

Susan Heilman, Current Science and Technology Department, Boston Museum of Science.

Susan gives daily presentations at the Museum of Science and discusses the latest science news stories during a monthly cablecast on New England Cable News and in regularly produced podcasts. Susan will be on location in Boston and will participate via videoconference.