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  • Making+Learning in Museums and Libraries: A Practitioner's Guide and Framework
    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. ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • NatureStart Network: Building nature play partnerships for urban children and families (Final Evaluation Report)
    Date: 09/23/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    NatureStart Network brought together early childhood educators and environmental educators to support nature play, exploration, and inquiry for young children and their families within urban environments. Project partners included the Forest Preserves of Cook County and two established Head Start programs in the Chicago area, Mary Crane Center and ... »
  • Science from the Start: Final Evaluation Summary
    Date: 08/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science from the Start (SFTS) was a two-year early childhood program funded by IMLS, with matching funds from the Sciencenter. The goal of SFTS was to empower teachers, parents, and caregivers to do more science with their students and children. Although the SFTS program continues today,this final summary report describes the results of the ... »
  • Facilitation Research for Engineering Design Education
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Report
    This IMLS-funded study sought to examine the impact of educator-facilitation on engineering attitudes and self-efficacy of children in Design Challenges activities. Using a quasi-experimental design with statistically comparable pre- and post-experience groups, researchers collected observation, interview, and survey data to address the following ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Digital Programing in Informal Science Learning Settings: Current Trends and Practices
    Date: 06/26/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    WCS launched its electronic field trip program, Distance Learning Expeditions, in 2001 when there was tremendous interest in the educational community in the potential of videoconferencing technology for program delivery, as well as money available for the purchase of related broadcast equipment. The program grew rapidly and was successful through ... »
  • Safari Adventure Logic Model
    Date: 04/27/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Today, there exists a greater need to connect people to nature. Stemming from exploratory work into useful nature exhibit practices, the Wildlife Conservation Society aims to develop a new family exhibit–Safari Adventure–along with related programs and institutional practices, to better connect the families in our urban community to nature. This ... »
  • Poster - Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science
    Date: 12/03/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington DC. It describes the CLUES project that provides STEM education opportunities to families. ... »
  • Project ECS@ESC: Encouraging Connections through STEM at the Environmental Study Center
    Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York City Department of Education will build a digital gateway for students and teachers called “Project ECS@ESC : Encouraging Connections through STEM” at the Environmental Study Center. This will offer rich and engaging experiential environmental science programs for students and teachers at all grade levels. The project will develop a ... »

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