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  • 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    The Richmond Public Library will create The Richmond Digital Health Literacy Project to provide low-income residents with tools and skills needed to access online information to improve their health. Participants will learn how to gain access to digital reference materials, e-books, mobile library offerings, and other resources. The project will ... »
  • Garden Information Systems: Enhancing the Visitor Experience
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will link and integrate its digital geographic information system (GIS) to its plant collections database, making possible the creation of GIS-derived applications that will ultimately impact all areas of the museum's operations. Following the system integration, the institution will develop ... »
  • emPOWERed Stories: Phases Two and Three
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Clay Center for Arts and Sciences of West Virginia will create professional learning communities of teachers and after-school staff serving 7th grade students at seven partner schools using digital storytelling as a tool to explore energy-related topics impacting their communities. West Virginia's role as a leading coal producer and the impact ... »
  • Bot@NE: An Integrated, 21st-Century Approach to Learning About Plants
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New England Wild Flower Society will develop an engaging, easily accessible curriculum of introductory online courses in botany, plant ecology, and native plant horticulture, which will be made available to conservation and educational organizations throughout the Northeastern U.S. via a new digital portal. These comprehensive classes in plant ... »
  • Mütter 50: A History of American Medicine
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mütter Museum will develop a new interactive online exhibit that explores the important role of medicine in American history through its unique collections. In keeping with the museum's broader medical humanities focus, the online exhibit will be presented thematically in a life cycle sequence. Representative objects will include obstetrical ... »
  • Documenting African American Accomplishments in STEM Fields
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Amistad Research Center will hire a project archivist to process 15 archival collections highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professions. An inventory of the collections will be created and selected materials emphasizing multigenerational African American achievement ... »
  • Mystic E-port Digital Classroom Summative Evaluation
    Date: 03/17/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    A two stage summative evaluation was conducted following the launch of the Mystic Seaport for Educators website, the final output resulting from the IMLS National Leadership grant entitled Mystic E-Port Digital Classroom project. The results of four focus groups, conducted in two phases, found consistent results suggesting that the project was ... »

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