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  • 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. ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1998
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Informal Science Education (ISE) program. The program provides support for a variety of informal science education activities, including museum exhibits; television series and programs for youth or the general public; films on science and mathematics ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Institute for Learning Innovation, Inc., requests $264,904 to pilot a project for establishing a national program to provide parents and significant other adults with support, training and materials. Also, the project goals will enable parents and other adults to become actively engaged in local science education reform and science literacy ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Miami University, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, is producing an inquiry-driven science program for use in informal settings. A key component of the program will an Internet component with a web page that complements and supports the existing Dragonfly magazine and the Dragonfly pilot television program that is ... »
  • Date: 06/10/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Twin Cities Public Television (KCTA) is producing and evaluating a pilot for a new science series for children ages 8-12 to be produced in conjunction with Miami University of Ohio and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Called Dragonfly, the pilot will be based on the children's magazine of the same name and will consist of segments ... »
  • Date: 04/15/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Learning, Inc. will plan and carryout a two day conference that will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers in an effort to seek to better understand the workings of the informal science education infrastructure. Being promoted as a seminal event for defining and understanding the role of informal science education ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Vermont Center for the Book currently reaches over 1,000 parents in Vermont through the informal science education program, Mother Goose Asks "Why?." Through the program, exemplary children's literature and related science activities are brought to parents of preschool children in a series of four reading/discussion/activity sessions. ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project includes a simulation based Family Learning Program to be administered through the International Challenger Learning Center (CLC) network. The goal is to develop families' skills in learning as a team through science, math and technology (SMT) in an environment where parents and children are co-travelers in a world of ideas. PACCT is ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science proposed to develop an outreach science and mathematics program with a parent involvement and teacher enhancement professional development component. The goals of the project are as follows: (1) to involve parents in their children's education; (2) to promote a positive attitude on behalf of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Ben Gammon, Visitor Studies Manager, and Jo Graham, Education Manager, at the Science Museum, London ask, "What is the value of evaluation if nobody pays any attention?" They advise "audience advocates" on how to communicate research findings effectively with curators and exhibit developers and offer four exercises" to improve ... »

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