Building Broader Knowledge: Supporting Children’s Active, Outdoor Science Exploration in Urban Environments

Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2108
Resource Type:
Report | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Parents/Caregivers | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Access and Inclusion: 
Urban
Organization:
WGBH, EDC
Description: 

This report looks across multiple phases of work to discuss the PLUM Rx project’s contribution to broader knowledge about supporting children’s active, outdoor science exploration in informal, urban settings. The PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Toolkit that resulted from this work is designed for use by outdoor prescription programs and a broad range of informal education programs serving urban children and families. This report describes (1) the rationale for the design principles that guided Toolkit development, (2) the Toolkit components developed in accordance with the design principles; and (3) key findings about the ways in which the integration of the design principles served to support urban children’s engagement in informal, active, outdoor environmental science learning.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1516466
Funding Amount: 
$2,989,723.00

Team Members

Marisa WolskyMarisa WolskyPrincipal Investigator
Mary HaggertyMary HaggertyCo-Principal Investigator
Jessica AndrewsJessica AndrewsProject Manager
Marion GoldsteinMarion GoldsteinAuthor
Lisa FamularoLisa FamularoAuthor
Jamie KynnJamie KynnAuthor

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