Portal to the Public is a program designed to assist informal science education (ISE) institutions as they seek to bring scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face public interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its application. Portal to the Public is now expanding to include many more institutions through the Portal to the Public Network, a community of informal science education institutions. The Portal to the Public project team has produced an Implementation Manual as a guide for institutions planning to implement a Portal to the Public-type program. It includes the Catalog of Professional Development Elements, a practical guide to creating and facilitating professional development experiences for scientists.
NSF and IMLS
Pacific Science Center