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Communicating science : developing an exhibit with scientists and educators

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dc.contributor.advisor Lerczak, James A.
dc.creator Lemagie, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T23:10:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-05T23:10:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-10-28
dc.date.issued 2011-10-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/25900
dc.description Graduation date: 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Outreach is a small, but significant component to modern research. Developing an exhibit for public display can be an effective way to communicate science to broad audiences, although it may be a less familiar method to scientists than writing papers or giving presentations. I outline the process of developing an interactive exhibit for outreach, and evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of a computer exhibit designed to communicate estuary currents and scientific modeling using Olympia Oyster restoration in the Yaquina Bay estuary as a theme. I summarize the results of this project in three primary recommendations: 1) exhibit developers should be deliberate in the decision to use a computer and only select this media if it is determined to be the best for communicating exhibit learning outcomes, 2) the design of visualizations to convey research results should be carefully modified from their scientific forms to best meet the exhibit learning outcomes and expectations of the exhibit audience, and 3) scientists should play an integral role in the development of scientific content-based exhibits, but their expertise, and the range of expertise from other members of the exhibit development team, should be strategically utilized. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation North Coast Explorer en_US
dc.subject Exhibit en_US
dc.subject Exhibit Development en_US
dc.subject Exhibit Design en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Marine Education en_US
dc.subject Marine Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Science Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Informal Science en_US
dc.subject Environmental Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Environmental Outreach en_US
dc.subject Science Education en_US
dc.subject Communicating Science en_US
dc.subject Estuary Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Science Outreach en_US
dc.subject Free-Choice Learning en_US
dc.subject Informal Education en_US
dc.subject Informal Science en_US
dc.subject Estuary Education en_US
dc.subject Museum Exhibit en_US
dc.subject Interactive Kiosk en_US
dc.subject Computer Exhibit en_US
dc.subject Computer Interface en_US
dc.subject Interactive Touchscreen en_US
dc.subject Kiosk en_US
dc.subject Marine Science Exhibit en_US
dc.subject Computer Display en_US
dc.subject Interactive Exhibit en_US
dc.subject Interactive en_US
dc.subject Visualization en_US
dc.subject Current Simulation en_US
dc.subject Scientific Model en_US
dc.subject Numerical Model en_US
dc.subject Estuary Science en_US
dc.subject Visitor Center en_US
dc.subject Marine Science Center en_US
dc.subject Visitor Behavior en_US
dc.subject Museum en_US
dc.subject Hatfield Marine Science Center en_US
dc.subject Science Center en_US
dc.subject Emily Lemagie en_US
dc.subject Oregon Sea Grant en_US
dc.subject Education Kiosk en_US
dc.subject Educational Kiosk en_US
dc.subject Computer Kiosk en_US
dc.subject Science Communication en_US
dc.subject Touchscreen Interface en_US
dc.subject Backwards Design en_US
dc.subject Tidulator en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Olympia oyster -- Conservation -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs -- Oregon -- Yaquina Bay en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Museum exhibits -- Oregon -- Newport en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hatfield Marine Science Center en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquarium visitors -- Education -- Oregon -- Newport en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public aquariums -- Educational aspects -- Oregon -- Newport en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interactive science museums -- Oregon -- Newport en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Estuaries -- Interpretive programs -- Oregon -- Yaquina Bay
dc.title Communicating science : developing an exhibit with scientists and educators en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Resource Management en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rowe, Shawn
dc.contributor.committeemember Carlin-Morgan, Kerry
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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