The Science Café Movement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Shaw, Joyce M (2011) The Science Café Movement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In: SAIL 2011. Into the I of the Storm: Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change , April 5-8, 2011 ,Galveston, Texas USA,

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Abstract

Science Cafes present a casual meeting place where people who may have little or no science background can learn about a current scientific topic in an informal and friendly environment. The coffee shop setting is designed to be inviting and informal so that students, faculty, and community members can feel comfortable and engage in lively and meaningful conversations. The café is organized around an interesting scientific topic with a brief presentation by a scientist and may include a short video clip. A Science Café can (1) provide an opportunity and venue for increasing science literacy, (2) publicize local scientific endeavors, and (3) identify the library as an epicenter of informal education on the campus and in the community. This presentation will describe the development of the Science Café at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast campus Library in Long Beach and plans for future cafes on the Mississippi coast.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The Science Café Movement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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Shaw, Joyce Mjoyce.shaw@usm.edu
Date: April 2011
Event Title: SAIL 2011. Into the I of the Storm: Information Resources Undergo a Sea Change
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Galveston, Texas USA
Event Dates: April 5-8, 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: public science
Subjects: Information Management
Item ID: 5132
Depositing User: Natalie Wiest
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2011 20:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:20
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5132

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