Content Collaborators

Content Collaborators

Bat Conservation International l Marshall Editions l MATHCOUNTS l National Institutes of Health l NASA l NCTM l NSPE l NSTA l Universal Studios l Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution l The Vatican l Smithsonian Institution l National Geographic Society l National Underground Railroad Freedom Center l Society of Women Engineers l The Whitehead Institute

Bat conservation international Bat Conservation International

Content Collaborator for “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats”

The mission of Bat Conservation International is to protect and restore bats and their habitats worldwide.

BCI is committed to:

  • teaching people to understand and value bats as essential allies through education;
  • protecting critical bat habitats and encouraging others to join in our
    conservation efforts;
  • advancing scientific knowledge about bats, their conservation needs, and the ecosystems that rely on them, through research;
  • relying on nonconfrontational approaches to facilitate win-win solutions that help both bats and people.

We understand that the needs of wildlife must be balanced with the needs of humans and that increasing populations, poverty, and agricultural practices must be considered in meeting our goals. We also know that by safeguarding the future of bats and their habitats, we will help ensure the preservation of our planet’s biodiversity, creating a healthier environment for both wildlife and people.

Dr. Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International (BCI), serves as scientific consultant to “Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats.” BCI is recognized as the international leader in conservation and education initiatives that protect bats and their habitats. http://www.batcon.org/


Marshall editions Marshall Editions

Content Collaborator for “The Robot Zoo”

Marshall Editions has 20 years experience of creating high quality illustrated books for the international co-edition market. The company has a worldwide reputation as a book packager for both the adult and children’s markets. As such, it conceives, edits, and designs highly illustrated reference and information books and sells the rights to publish them to major international publishers.

Marshall Editions was set up in 1977 by Bruce Marshall and Barbara Anderson. They brought together management, publishing and marketing skills acquired on both sides of the Atlantic in trade and direct-mail publishing. Since then, Marshall Editions has established an outstanding reputation for creative quality.

In 1996, Marshall Editions became part of MediaKey Plc, a group devoted to information, training, and consumer reference publishing in all media. In 1997, after 20 years as one of the United Kingdom’s major international book packagers, Marshall is now publishing its books in the UK marketplace under its own banner: Marshall Publishing. As well as Marshall Publishing, Marshall Media and Marshall Editions are divisions of MediaKey Plc.

Publishing for children is the opportunity to create a lifelong bond with the pleasures and inspirations that come with reading. As publishers, we encourage this union through a commitment to the colorful presentation of ideas and information precisely tuned to ages and interests ranging from preschool to teenage.

But today’s children expect interactivity, so we have found imaginative ways to give our books responsive personalities, through friendly characters they will want to know better, through tools and novelties that will engage and enlarge their interests, by simulating the reality of worlds beyond their experience.

Marshall editions MATHCOUNTS

Content Collaborator for MathAlive!

MATHCOUNTS is a non-profit national math enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state and territory, and is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students in America. MATHCOUNTS offers teachers, students and parents free materials to aid them in math enrichment and to help them prepare for a high-tech future that will require mathematics-related skills to achieve success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org.

National aeronautics and space administration (nasa) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Education Collaborator for “Space: A Journey to Our Future “ and MathAlive!

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view the Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny “blue marble” in the cosmos. www.nasa.gov

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Education Collaborator for “MathAlive”

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. With more than 100,000 members and 230 Affiliates, NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Council’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for excellence in mathematics education and issues a call for all students to engage in more challenging mathematics. Its Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics identifies the most important mathematical topics for each grade level. Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making advocates practical changes to the high school mathematics curriculum to refocus learning on reasoning and sense making. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for our nation’s student. www.nctm.org

National institutes of health National Institutes of Health

Content Collaborator for “Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies,” “Brain: The World Inside Your Head,” and “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works.”

The National Institutes of Health, serving as a partner in exhibition production and content collaboration, is the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States government and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. The NIH, comprised of 27 separate institutes and centers, conducts a wide range of brain-related research in areas including neurological disorders, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health disorders.

The following three institutes of the NIH provided access to research findings and world-renowned experts contributing to the exhibit’s cutting-edge content on the brain.

  • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) leads the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and rapid and effective dissemination of results of that research to improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports and conducts research and research training on the normal structure and function of the nervous system and on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 600 nervous system disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, head and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain tumors. www.nih.gov

National science teachers association National Science Teachers Association

Education Collaborator for “Space: A Journey to Our Future “

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Learn more about NSTA on www.nsta.org.

National Society of Professional Engineers National Society of Professional Engineers

Education Collaborator for “MathAlive “

The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 40,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and just over 400 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.

Universal studios recreation group Universal Studios

Content Collaborator for “Theme Park: The Art & Science of Universal Studios Island of Adventure”

Universal Parks & Resorts encompasses today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences, creating emotional connections with guests around the world. Each year, millions of guests visit the theme parks to experience thrilling, world-famous attractions that use ground-breaking technology and cannot be found anywhere else.

Universal Parks & Resorts is experiencing exciting growth throughout its properties. Recent additions, such as Revenge of the Mummy–The Ride, Shrek 4D, and Fear Factor Live, anchor the theme parks in both Hollywood and Orlando.

NBC Universal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk. In addition, the company has significant interests in Universal Orlando, a world-class destination resort featuring two parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure), three premier hotels, and CityWalk, the 30-acre nighttime entertainment complex; Universal Studios Japan in Osaka; and Universal Mediterranea near Barcelona, Spain.

http://www.universalstudios.com/index.php
http://www.universalorlando.com/index.html

Woods hole oceanographic institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Content Collaborator for “Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss”

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, independent organization in Falmouth, Mass., dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Established in 1930 on a recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences, its primary mission is to understand the oceans and their interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate a basic understanding of the ocean’s role in the changing global environment. Learn more about WHOI atwww.whoi.edu.

The Vatican and Vatican Museums

Content collaborators and lenders for “Saint Peter and The Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes”

The majority of the works and documents have never been shown previously in exhibitions or have left the Vatican. This exhibition has provided an occasion for undertaking a careful restoration program campaign.

The following institutions have provided hundreds of historically significant objects, the largest collection from the Vatican ever to tour North America.

  • The Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff
  • Reverenda Basilica of St. Peter’s
  • The Vatican Museums: Pio Christian Museum, Sacred Museum, Painting Gallery, and the Ethnological Museum.
  • The Patriarchal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica constructed during the reign of the Emperor Constantine above the tomb of St. Paul, near the place of his martyrdom.

The Archives of the Congregation of Propaganda Fide, the Vatican office that since 1622 has had the responsibility to encourage missionary activity throughout the world. Its archives are among the most important in the world and the documents conserved there are fundamental for the understanding of the history of peoples from all continents. http://www.vatican.va

Smithsonian institution

Smithsonian Institution

In communities across the nation, our programs offer the Smithsonian experience to adults and young people alike. Work of Smithsonian scientists around the globe contributes to what we know about myriad subjects. Creating lifelong memories of discovery for visitors is one of the principle goals of the Smithsonian. www.si.edu

The national geographic society

National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society was created in Washington, D.C., in 1888 for “the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.” The Society mirrors “the world and all that is in it”–through incisive magazines, maps, books, films and interactive media. www.nationalgeographic.org

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National underground railroad freedom center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Content collaborator on “Africa”

Situated in Cincinnati, Ohio on the banks of the Ohio River, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates the legacy of courage and multicultural cooperation embodied in the story of the Underground Railroad. Of equal importance, the Freedom Center uses a wide array of exhibits to educate the public about the historic and continuing struggle to establish universal freedom in both the U.S. and around the world. For additional information, visitwww.freedomcenter.org.

Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Content collaborator on “Africa”

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit www.swe.org.

The whitehead institute/mit center for genome research

The Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research

Content collaborator for “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works”

The Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research is an international leader in the field of genomics, the study of all of the genes in an organism and how they function together in health and disease. A flagship of the Human Genome Project, the Center today houses a broad range of thriving research programs combining structural genomics, medical and population genetics, and clinical medicine. The Whitehead Institute/MIT Genome Center is led by Dr. Eric Lander and employs 350 people, including scientists and medical researchers from Whitehead, MIT, and Harvard.www.wi.mit.edu/index.html

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