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  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    The following document summarizes results from a literature review conducted in Fall 2004 to inform the development of a nationwide research project that will explore universal access to the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in museums. Through this project, the Museum of Science, with four collaborating ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Museums are places where visitors of all abilities and disabilities are invited to learn. This diversity offers a unique challenge how can museums ensure that everyone can benefit from the learning experience? Universal design, which is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    This study was designed to assess qualitative and quantitative impacts that the enactor program has on visitor experience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), using two temporary exhibitions (Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition) as examples. Of interest was capturing the unique visitor ... »
  • Date: 05/14/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This annual report presents an overview of Saint Louis Science Center audience data gathered through a variety of evaluation studies conducted during 2013. This report includes information on the Science Center's general public audience demographics and visitation patterns, gives an overview of visitors' comments about their Science Center ... »
  • Date: 06/02/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This annual report presents an overview of Saint Louis Science Center audience data gathered through a variety of evaluation studies conducted during 2014. This report includes information on the Science Center's general public audience demographics and visitation patterns, gives an overview of visitors' comments about their Science Center ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Libraries across the country have been reimagining their community role and leveraging their resources and public trust to strengthen community-based learning and foster critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement in STEM. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. The Space Science Institute's ... »
  • Date: 03/03/2016
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    These slides about the NSF commitment to informal STEM education were presented during the keynote at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This bibliography was created for the 2015 Public Libraries & STEM Conference in Denver, CO. It lists resources related to STEM learning in a library setting. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Esthy Berzner, director of educational operations at Israel's Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, explains how university programs support science education and promotion throughout Israel. Berzner discusses how the university community developed and funded the creation of three science museums to promote inquiry-based, hands-on ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes the front-end evaluation process for the Exploration Zone project at the Field Museum of Natural History. It discusses the value of front-end meta-analysis and who should perform such research. ... »

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