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:
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/
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 MuseumsContent 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 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
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 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
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
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
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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