October 2006: Maine Memory Network

Recipient: Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME Grant: 2002 National Leadership Grant 2003 Learning Opportunities Grant Pictured: A student prepares a historic photograph to be uploaded into the Maine Memory Network. Web site: www.mainehistory.org Contact: Steve Bromage Director of Programs & Education Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 sbromage@mainehistory.org Need...

July 2006: Some Body! at the Hall of Health

Recipient: Hall of Health, Berkeley, CA Grant: 2003 Learning Opportunities Grant Pictured: Students from Hoover Elementary School on a Some Body! field trip Website: http://www.hallofhealth.org Contact: Lucille Day, Director 2065 Kittredge St., Suite F Berkeley, CA 94704 510-549-9381 lucyday@hallofhealth.org According to the National Institutes of Health, more than twice as many children are...

June 2006: Conservation of Polychrome Sculpture, Blessing Christ

Recipient: Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, M Grant: 2003 and 2002 Conservation Project Support Grants Pictured: Blessing Christ, 13th century. Images used courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Website: http://www.slam.org Contact: Dr. Judith Mann, Curator of Early European Collection Saint Louis Art Museum 314-655-5218 Judy.mann@slam.org Need The Saint Louis Art Museum will soon reopen its...

May 2006: Sky Camp: Teens Take Wing with Math, Science, and Technology at the Library

Recipient: Upper Hudson Library System, Albany, NY Grant: 2003 and 2004 Grants to State Library Agencies Pictured: Sky Camp particpants pose in front of a state police helicopter. Project Partner: Mohawk Valley Library System Website: http://www.uhls.org Contact: Mary Fellows, Manager of Youth and Family Services 518-437-9880 x228 mary@uhls.lib.ny.us Need To succeed in the 21st century the youth...

April 2006: The Language of Conservation: The Poet in Residence at the Central Park Zoo

Recipient: Wildlife Conservation Society/Central Park Zoo, New York, NY Grant: 2003 National Leadership Grant, Museum-Library Collaboration Project Partner: Poets House 72 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 http://www.poetshouse.org Website: http://nyzoosandaquarium.com Contact: Dan Wharton, Director dwharton@wcs.org "A culture is no better than its woods." W.H. Auden from Woods (England, 1907-1973)...

March 2006: Pratt Museum High School Summer Internship Program

Recipient: Pratt Museum, Homer, AK Grants and Awards: 2005 National Award for Museum Service, 2005 Museums for America, 2002 National Leadership Grant Website: www.prattmuseum.org Project Partners: Homer High School, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Seldovia Native Association, Texas A&M University, Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center Contact: Lois Bettini Director of Education...

February 2006: K–12 School Library Initiative

Recipient: Washington State Library, Olympia, WA Grant Program: Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies Partners: Washington Library Media Association, Office of Public Instruction Contact: Martha Shinners mshinners@secstate.wa.gov Website Need Why would a school librarian need a ten-second elevator speech to pitch his or her program to a school administrator? Because that is one effective...

January 2006: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Recipient: Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, Oak Park, IL Grant Program: Learning Opportunities Grant (now Museums for America) Title of Project: Architect Studio 3D Contact: Cheryl A. Bachand, Project Director 708-848-1976 bachand@wrightplus.org Need As the steward of two Frank Lloyd Wright architectural gems in the Chicago area, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust knows a thing or two...

December 2005: IUPUI University Library

Recipient: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis University Library, Indianapolis, IN Grant Program: National Leadership Grant Title of Project: IUPUI and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Community Project Contact: Sonja Staum, Project Director 317-278-9417 sstaumku@iupui.edu Website Need Knowing that art can be a powerful teaching tool in the K–12 classroom, the IUPUI University...

November 2005: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Recipient: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM Grant Program: National Leadership Grant Title of Project: Proyecto Futuro [Project Future] Contact: Madeleine Correa Zeigler, Project Director 505-841-2857 maddie.zeigler@state.nm.us Website Need The towering dinosaur fossil displays, the realistic cave exhibit, and the interactive simulated volcanoes at the New Mexico...