This session is addressed to all those interested in learning about some of the leading experiences in Outdoor Science Parks (OSP) around the world, and also is targeted at senior decision makers, who wish to consider the advantages and different viewpoints of this kind of science center. The session format includes a short introduction and then round table discussions on strategic aspects in the implementation of OSP. Topics include synthesis and analysis of what outdoor settings can deliver; the relative value and cost of indoor versus outdoor exhibits; using OSP to set up strategic sector partnerships; innovative educational programs in OSP settings and how do OSP allow science centers to extend their reach to different audiences.

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Outdoor science parks

Ronen Mir   Science Learning Centers, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Erik Jacquemyn   Technopolis, Belgium

Anil Srikrishna Manekar   National Council of Science Museums, India

Antonio Carlos Pavão   Espaço Ciência, Olinda, Brazil

Debby Mir   Tel Aviv University, Israel

This session is addressed to all those interested in learning about some of the leading experiences in Outdoor Science Parks (OSP) around the world, and also is targeted at senior decision makers, who wish to consider the advantages and different viewpoints of this kind of science center. The session format includes a short introduction and then round table discussions on strategic aspects in the implementation of OSP. Topics include synthesis and analysis of what outdoor settings can deliver; the relative value and cost of indoor versus outdoor exhibits; using OSP to set up strategic sector partnerships; innovative educational programs in OSP settings and how do OSP allow science centers to extend their reach to different audiences.

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