Search Results

Refine Your Search

Resource Type

Learning Environment

Displaying Results 1 - 10 of 190
  • Date: 02/12/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The project asks, “What are the real outcomes of the zoo or aquarium enterprise, both as a visitor destination and as a public voice in public media?” and has the following three aims: To understand how visitor goals and behavior impact learning. To understand how the conservation education agenda of most Z/As interlaces with those goals. To ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Signing Glossaries are six new apps researched and developed for families with at least one member who is deaf and hard of hearing. Each glossary provides access to thousands of signed terms and definitions encountered in visits to aquariums, botanical gardens, natural history museums, nature centers, science museums, and zoos. Deaf and hard ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    How does focusing on “community science literacy” change the role of an informal science learning center? This poster was presented at the 2019 NSF AISL Principal Investigators meeting. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2018
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter (WZAM3) conference presentaiton slides for the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference (Hartford, CT) and the NAAEE 2018 Annual Conference and Research Symposium (Spokane, WA). ... »
  • Date: 09/27/2018
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium is planning to redesign existing conservation-related interactives as well as add new experiences on the Aquarium floor. In preparation for this project, the Aquarium sought to gain a better understanding of visitors’ awareness of and engagement in conservation-related actions and responses to conservation-related ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This research in service to practice project will examine the impact of a 12-year statewide science field trip program called LabVenture. This hands-on program in discovery and inquiry brings middle school students and teachers across the State of Maine to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, Maine to become fully immersed in ... »
  • Date: 04/25/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Today’s conservation challenges are complex. Solving these challenges often requires scientific collaborations that extend beyond the scope, expertise, and capacity of any single agency, organization, or institution. Conservation efforts can benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration, scientific and technological innovations, and the leveraging ... »
  • Date: 02/26/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Increased integration and synergy between formal and informal learning environments is proposed to provide multiple benefits to science learners. In an effort to better bridge these two learning contexts, we developed an educational model that employs the charismatic nature of arachnids to engage the public of all ages in science learning; ... »
  • Date: 02/13/2018
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    This CAISE report is designed to track and characterize sector growth, change and impact, important publications, hot topics/trends, new players, funding, and other related areas in Informal STEM Education (ISE) in 2017. The goal is to provide information and links for use by ISE professionals, science communicators, and interested stakeholders ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This ChangeMakers project builds on a 2016 National Academies report finding that scientific literacy can be understood at a community level as opposed to a traditional focus on the individual. This is important since scientific knowledge is often seen as abstract and distant from the daily concerns of average citizens. A community focus shifts ... »

Pages