Portal to the Public developed a set of concepts to help organizations build and expand programs to bring together scientists and public audiences. These concepts and strategies are described in the Portal to the Public Implementation Manual, a practical resource for organizations planning to implement the Portal to the Public approach.
The Implementation Manual is a practical guide for organizations planning to implement Portal to the Public. The Implementation Manual is distributed to new joining organizations to guide them in developing their PoP programs. The Implementation Manual is also available for purchase as a PDF file, which includes the Catalog of Professional Development Elements. Learn more about purchasing the manual here.
Research and Evaluation Reports
Portal to the Public has been supported by ongoing research and evaluation from external evaluators. The following reports share findings from the first two iterations of the Portal to the Public project.
Synthesis Meeting Reports
The original Portal to the Public project was bookended by two Synthesis Meetings, which brought together scientists and informal science educators to inform the work of the Portal to the Public project. The resulting reports include discussions from the meetings, lessons learned, and best practices and research results useful for the field.