Portal to the Public
Portal to the Public is a program designed to help Informal Science Education (ISE) institutions bring scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face interactions. The program framework has been implemented at diverse institutions that form the Portal to the Public Network. The NSF-funded Portal to the Public Network Expansion Project fosters a larger, more diverse community of practitioners and creates a broad, living network of ideas and strategies for scientist-and-public engagement in a range of informal science settings including zoos, aquariums and nature centers. The Portal to the Public Network is currently expanding, and would like to connect with new institutions and other ISE networks.