Learn From Experience

The goal of the InformalScience.org repostiory of projects is to offer searchable resources to help build capacity for the informal STEM education (ISE) field writ large. 

Awareness of  ISE work that is in progress  can inform new project development. With knowledge about a variety approaches to engaging a range of audiences with STEM content and processes, designers and proposal writers can develop innovative projects that build on lessons learned from rigorously evaluated practice.

Project Spotlights 

Our ongoing blog series spotlights informal STEM education projects, focusing on the development process, audience goals, evaluation results, challenges and next steps.  Explore these Spotlights to get ideas from ISE work happening in a variety of settings from cultural institutions to media platforms. 

Knowledge Base

The ISE Knowledge Base provides community-contributed articles and article stubs with citations on current topics and approaches to designing experiences and settings. The articles provided synthesized knowledge about what practitioners are learning in the field with references to evaluation and research findings for deeper exploration. Are you interested in sharing your work through a Knowledge Base article? Contact caise@informalscience.org for more information.

Resource Round-Ups

Resource Round-Up blog posts provide curated examples of project descriptions, research products and evaluation reports grouped by themes such as Research and Practice Partnerships, Learning Through Mobile Technology and Indigenous Knowledge and ISE.