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  • Exploring Earth Systems Science Summative Evaluation Report
    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 ... »
  • Northern New York Maple Project Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/04/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Wild Center (TWC) engaged Insight Evaluation Services (IES) to assess the impact of specific outreach activities of the Northern New York Maple Project between September 2013 and September 2015. Data for this two-year evaluation study were collected via in-depth telephone ... »
  • Our Earth's Future Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In its program, “Maximizing Lifelong Learning Opportunities: Innovative Strategies for Science Museums,” the American Museum of Natural History sought to develop, implement and assess a series of online and face-to-face adult learning courses, that shared the name “Our Earth’s Future” and focused on the topic of climate change. An external ... »
  • Equalizing the opportunity for success: Examining public library patrons problem solving in technology rich environments
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    Portland State University (PSU) and Multnomah County Library (MCL) will collaborate on research designed to improve library practices, programs, and services for adult patrons, especially adults with low literacy skills, including seniors, English learners, socially isolated adults, and adults with low incomes. The project features the ... »
  • Current Science: Exploring New Scientific Research Through Museum Theater
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Museum of Minnesota will create three live theater productions highlighting current laboratory and field research studies of science issues with strong topical relevance to families with school-age children, school groups, and adult lifelong learners. Shows will align with the appropriate grade levels of the Minnesota Science Education ... »
  • From STEM to Sternum
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Indian River State College (IRSC) will develop a digital literacy program to help build interest in scientific inquiry; ability to locate STEM resources in digital format; and scientific and digital literacy skills among up to 7,500 learners at IRSC's Adult Education Career Pathways, the Center for Media and Journalism Studies, the Career Pathways ... »
  • Audience Research: Study of Young Adults to the Denver Art Museum
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Denver Art Museum (DAM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to study its young adults. The study, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), provides a profile of the young adult audience, including their demographics, behaviors, perceptions, and values. The DAM intends to use the results of the study to ... »
  • Labs in Life Summative Evaluation
    Date: 07/20/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2008, COSI received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop the exhibit Labs in Life (LG-26-08-0146). The development of the Labs in Life embodies a unique model for collaboration, with active researchers interested in research outcomes while simultaneously serving as models for the public, and science center staff ... »
  • Language of Conservation Replication: Summative Evaluation of Poetry in Zoos
    Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The Language of Conservation was a collaborative project between libraries, zoos, and poets nationwide to replicate a project originally undertaken by the Central Park Zoo. The project model built zoo, library, and poet-in-residence partnerships in five host cities: Brookfield, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; Milwaukee, ... »
  • Examination of Environmental Collective Identity Development Across Three Life‐stages: The Contribution of Social Public Experiences at Zoos
    Date: 07/09/2009
    Resource Category: Doctoral Dissertation
    This research proposed a revised theory of how collective environmental identity is associated with engagement with the advancement of pro‐environmental behaviors. The research comprised three activities that examined the experiences of three groups of people who claim zoo visiting as an important part of their life‐story: conservation biologists ... »