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  • Communities of Learning For Urban Environments and Science (CLUES)
    Date: 09/15/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In the Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science (CLUES) project, the four museums of the Philadelphia-Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative worked to build informal science education (ISE) capacity in historically underserved communities. The program offered comprehensive professional development (PD) to Apprentices ... »
  • New Directions in Audience Research Initiative
    Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New Directions in Audience Research Initiative, initially funded by IMLS in 2009, is a special initiative of the University of Washington Museology Graduate Program. New Directions aims to train graduate students in Audience Research & Evaluation within informal learning settings through laboratory style coursework that integrates the ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills
    Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report is the result of a task force convened between 2008 and 2009 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to identify the new contexts facing libraries and museums, such as the evolution of the global economy and the need for 21st century skills. The report is designed to help decision makers and leaders in libraries and ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Facilitating Learning in Digital Museum Environments
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Museums continue to invest in and experiment with internet technologies and increasingly with social software environments (i.e., social networking). These technologies have the potential to lead to a number of important intellectual and social outcomes such as learning, community building, and greater public understanding of, in our case, science ... »
  • New Directions: Research, Service, and Training in Visitor Studies
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Washington’s Museology Program, in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo and the Learning in Informal and Formal Environments Research Center is developing a model of university-community collaboration where students work with client museums, zoos and aquaria to evaluate exhibits and programs under the guidance of a research ... »
  • Coffee: The World in Your Cup Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The exhibit Coffee The World in Your Cup was designed by and installed at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture running from January 24, 2009 through September 7. The exhibit presents the story of one of the world's most widely traded commodities and how it has affected cultures, economies, and environments across the globe. Coffee ... »