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  • Date: 11/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    A significant body of innovative and potentially useful research about inclusion and diversity is surfacing in museum studies graduate programs across the country. This research often reflects the changing demographics of American society and our growing awareness of the complex dimensions of identity. However, the work is rarely available in ... »
  • Date: 10/14/2018
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Implementation Manual is a practical guide for organizations planning to implement Portal to the Public. It represents the experiences of Portal to the Public sites and is supported by research and evaluation results. The seven chapters in the manual are designed around the main components of the Portal to the Public guiding framework. The ... »
  • Date: 09/25/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) Museums for America program, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Zoo) undertook a process of improving the interpretive experience of its Wings of the World exhibit, which concluded in summer 2018. The updated exhibition sought to enhance families’ connections to nature ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Since the late 2000s, interest in the development and use of shared measures in the informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education (ISE) field has increased. The intent is to build the capacity of evaluators to measure common outcomes of ISE experiences. We begin this chapter with a definition of shared measures, a ... »
  • Date: 06/30/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    The Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES) is designed to unite science centers across the country to systematically collect, analyze, and report on visitor experience data. We envision a collaborative museum community seeking to better understand and improve the visitor experience. We believe that studying the visitor ... »
  • Date: 06/05/2018
    Resource Category: Formative
    With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) Museums for America program, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (Zoo) undertook a process of improving the interpretive experience of its Wings of the World exhibit. This effort seeks to enhance families’ connections to nature and inspire them to become better bird ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Center for Science & Civic Engagement (NCSCE) contracted RK&A, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a summative evaluation of Partnership Champions: SENCER-ISE and Professional Development Through Mentoring to Enhance Learning Environments (Partnership Champions), an IMLS-funded project. Partnership Champions builds upon NCSCE’s SENCER- ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    Transforming Communities provides an overview of the agency mission, vision, goals, and objectives, and includes highlights of IMLS initiatives and projects. ... »
  • Date: 06/26/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    This report introduces a framework to support learning in library and museum makerspaces. The framework demonstrates how we can create the conditions for ambitious learning experiences to unfold within the making experience. ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    From 2013-2016, Pacific Science Center, implemented the Exploring Earth Systems Sciences (EESS) project with the purpose of developing and delivering scripted demonstrations utilizing the Science On a Sphere (SOS) technology in order to promote understanding of and increase interest in Earth systems sciences. Specifically, the grant allowed the ... »

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