Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

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Description

This guide is designed to help staff at informal science education organizations and others who are interested to develop, implement, and evaluate activities and events that incorporate the multi-directional dialogue and mutual learning at the heart of public engagement with science. This guide covers:

  • Chapter 1: What is Public Engagement with Science?
  • Chapter 2: Strategic Public Engagement
  • Chapter 3: Planning and Designing a Public Engagement Event
  • Chapter 4: Planning and Designing a Public Engagement Activity 
  • Chapter 5: Evaluating Public Engagement Outcomes
  • Chapter 6: Disseminating Public Engagement Outcomes
  • Chapter 7: Future Directions for Public Engagement with Science

Credits

Funding

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  

Owning institution

Museum of Science, Boston

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