What is the Implementation Manual?

portal-implementation-manualThe Implementation Manual is designed as a practical resource for anyone looking to build relationships between informal science education institutions and scientists or researchers. The Implementation Manual shares the most important results from the development and dissemination phases of the original Portal To The Public project. It represents the experiences of the current eight Portal to the Public sites and is supported by research and evaluation results.

Manual Contents

The seven chapters in the manual are designed around the Portal to the Public guiding framework and generally describe the order in which most of the Portal to the Public planning and implementation should take place. The chapters guide you through the process of developing the major elements required for successful face-to-face interactions between scientists and public audiences. They also include case studies from current Portal to the Public sites.

The chapters are:

Chapter 1: The Guiding Framework
Chapter 2: Conceptual Planning
Chapter 3: Partnership and Relationship Building
Chapter 4: Professional Development
Chapter 5: Public Programs
Chapter 6: Reflection and Evaluation
Chapter 7: Institutional Sustainability

Following the chapters, there is a set of appendices containing items such as useful references, planning documents and program materials, and the Catalog of Professional Development Elements. The appendices include examples of recruiting materials, logistics forms and checklists, and sample marketing materials.

The Catalog of Professional Development Elements includes detailed professional development procedures and sample workshop agendas created by the three original Portal to the Public institutions. The catalog is intended to be a practical guide to creating and facilitating professional development experiences for scientists.

Purchasing and Download

The Implementation Manual is available for download as a high-quality 305-page PDF file, including all appendices and the Catalog of Professional Development Elements.

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