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  • 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. ... »
  • "Evaluating New England Aquarium’s New Strategy for Visitor Engagement: Interpreting Our Mission for a Changing World"
    Date: 11/19/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    "In the past several years, New England Aquarium (NEAq) renewed all exhibits, built new additions, and made substantive efforts to restructure its interpretation strategies to transform the visitor experience. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant #MA-06-12-0143-12, the Aquarium embarked on A New Strategy for ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Westbury STEM Partnership
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Long Island Children's Museum, in partnership with the Westbury School District, will expand its Westbury STEM Partnership program to provide additional professional development and ongoing support for teachers, and experiential STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities for both first- and second-grade students ... »
  • IMLS MFA 2014: STEM-Supportive Exhibits and Programming
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Arkansas State University (ASU) Museum will offer engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning experiences for children, at-risk youth, and teachers through three years of membership in the Arkansas Discovery Network, a coalition of seven Arkansas museums that develops and shares children's exhibits. Membership in the ... »
  • NatureStart Network: Building Nature Play Partnerships for Urban Children and Families
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Brookfield Zoo will develop a model for formal and informal early childhood educators in the Chicago metropolitan area to promote children and family learning (nature play, exploration, and scientific inquiry) within urban environments. In collaboration with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Mary Crane and El Valor Head Start ... »
  • Visitor Engagement of Research Highlight and Evolution Wall Exhibits
    Date: 05/30/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of the Evolution Wall and Research Highlight exhibit in conveying the main topics of the exhibit: biodiversity and the research of Burke curators. Evaluation Questions: 1.What is the nature of Evolution Wall and Research Highlight use by visitors? What draws their attention? 2.Do visitors understand that the ... »
  • Meeting Learners Where They Are: A Case Study of Media MashUp Libraries' Approaches to Teaching 21st Century Literacy Skills
    Date: 12/30/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    Media MashUp (MMU) was an IMLS funded project (LG-07-08-0113 ) designed to help libraries build capacity for offering computer-based programs for youth. These programs were designed to help foster 21st Century literacy skills. The program focused on the Scratch programming language (, but also used other creative freeware ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Media MashUp Formative Report Professional Audience Techno-Biographies
    Date: 04/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Media MashUp project is funded by the IMLS (Grant LG-07-08-0113 ) to build capacity at libraries for computer-based programs for youth that help build 21st Century literacy skills. Twenty first Century literacy skills include interactive engagement with technology, collaboration and team problem solving, taking initiative and managing time and ... »