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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 ... »
  • Formative Evaluation: Safari Adventure
    Date: 08/01/2014
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Bronx Zoo of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) engaged Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. to conduct formative evaluation and community focus groups related to a proposed exhibit, "Safari Adventure." The aim with this exhibit is to provide better connections to nature for families in our community and foster a life-long sense of ... »
  • Ready, Set, School Formative Evaluation
    Date: 09/23/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents a project overview and findings from a formative evaluation of the Ready, Set, School prototype exhibit space at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC. This study was conducted by museum staff in consultation with Randi Korn & Associates in May 2013. ... »
  • Let's get hands on! An evaluation of the Natural World Investigate Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    Date: 07/30/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Magnolia Consulting, LLC conducted a formative and summative evaluation to examine public perceptions of the utility and quality of two labs/exhibits within the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Natural World Investigate Lab, Biofuels and Science of Scent. Appendix includes survey. ... »
  • Jungle Trails Formative and Remedial Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/01/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This is an evaluation study of a new installation of seven interactives in the Jungle Trails exhibition area of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The formative evaluation is framed by the overall evaluation question: Does the Jungle Trails area facilitate learning through family interactions? To address this question, three broad sub- ... »
  • Science on the Sphere: Formative Evaluation for Pacific Science Center
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This evaluation examines visitor engagement at the “Science On a Sphere” (SOS) exhibit at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA. Evaluators varied characteristics of the data presentation—such as topic presented, presence of a question prompt, and image rotation—and measured the resulting visitor engagement for each of the different treatments. ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • At This Stage: Live Science Shows at Pacific Science Center
    Date: 04/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    In spring 2012, our team of Museology graduate students conducted a formative evaluation of Pacific Science Center’s (PSC) ongoing Live Science Shows. These shows, which happen daily and cover a range of science topics in an engaging and theatrical way, had never been formally evaluated before, so our evaluation was largely descriptive with some ... »
  • Harbor Seal Talks at the Seattle Aquarium: An Exploratory Evaluation
    Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Our project for the Seattle Aquarium was to complete an exploratory evaluation of the Harbor Seal Talks, an element of the Marine Mammal Talks programming. These talks are conducted by either staff biologists speaking from within the seal enclosure or by “dryside” interpretive staff speaking from the audience in dialogue with the biologists. This ... »
  • 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 ... »