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  • Front-End, Formative and Summative Evaluations of What’s in a Name?
    Date: 11/30/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    ‘What’s in a Name’ is a collaboration between Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Encyclopedia of Life and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Its goal was to addresses three significant issues: improving public understanding of life on Earth through resources on how scientists describe biodiversity; furthering public understanding of the ... »
  • Exploratory Study Findings: Poetry & Science in Natural History Museums and Libraries
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2014 Poets House received a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for Discovering the Natural World through Poetry at Libraries & Natural History Museums. Activities included discussions among the project team about how to support learning in a hybrid program; a two-day set of pilot public event experiments at the ... »
  • 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. ... »
  • What’s in a Name? Species, Naming, and the Scientific Process
    Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, in partnership with the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), will develop detailed biological species "stories" that show how the scientific name attached to a species is the product of meticulous study and the progression of knowledge over time. These stories will form ... »
  • Creating Accessible Trail Experiences
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Massachusetts Audubon Society will create a manual intended to be used by other organizations to create educational, reflective, self-guided nature trail experiences designed for individuals who require accessibility accommodations. To promote the new manual, the Society's statewide education projects manager will create guidelines, produce a ... »
  • Charles River Gallery
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston will prototype several exhibit elements to be included in the Charles River Gallery, a new 3,000-square-foot exhibition gallery atop the Charles River Dam that explores the connection between the science of the natural world and that of the engineered world. The exhibits will be fabricated using the concepts of ... »
  • Lakeside Community Campus
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Lake Champlain Basin Science Center will create a master plan to upgrade, maintain, and transform the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain campus. The planning process will engage the region's rapidly diversifying community in assessing their needs for accessing lake-based learning, recreation, and enjoyment. It will also inform and guide long-range ... »
  • STEAM4: Exposure, Exploration, Education and Employment
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), in collaboration with the Tampa Community Development Corporation (CDC), will create a youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) program designed by East Tampa neighborhood participants for the neighborhood. The STEAM program will be a first of its kind in the area and will ... »