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  • The Tree Room: Teaching and learning about evolutionary relationships
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    An IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership project with University of California Museum of Paleontology (lead), Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Earth and University of Kansas Natural History Museum to create a tree portal website with learning research, curriculum material and guides on how to ... »
  • Front-end Evaluation: Safari Adventure
    Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation conducted by Randi Korn & Associates (RK&A) regarding the concept for "Safari Adventure," an exhibition being developed at the Bronx Zoo by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Bronx, NY. The aim of Safari Adventure will be to provide better connections to ... »
  • Poster: SUNY/NYAS STEM Mentoring Program Statewide Scale Up Project
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Poster for 2014 AISL PI Meeting. The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) are collaborating to implement the SUNY/NYAS STEM Mentoring Program, a full scale development project designed to improve the science and math literacy of middle school youth. ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Family Mobile Guide Front-End Report
    Date: 05/09/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Mobile Guide program will offer visitors a new way to interact with the Museum's collections by creating audio and visual content that will be delivered through a mobile-optimized Web site ( ). The program, available through a user's own mobile device or via iPod Touch players made available, ... »
  • Visitor Demographics & Motivation for Visiting the Henry Art Gallery
    Date: 05/01/2012
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This front-end evaluation is part of an initiative for the Henry Art Gallery to develop an understanding of the demographic range of visitors, their inspirations for visiting the museum, and what visitor expectations are. Key findings are summarized below. Overall, these findings have three major implications. Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays have ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Summative Evaluation Report of Findings, March 2012
    Date: 03/15/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites (Storyland) brings seven beloved picture books to life in a 1,500 square foot exhibition at the Minnesota Children’s Museum (MCM) from September 2011 through early February 2012. Designed and developed by MCM through an IMLS grant, Storyland is aimed at children newborn through 8 years old and the ... »
  • Summative Evaluation Of The Gallery Guide Program At The Frye Art Museum
    Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report describes the findings of an evaluation of the Gallery Guide program at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington. It aimed to determine if and how 6 identified public tour goals are being met and examined how visitors are generally engaging during public tours at the museum. List of Key Findings: Overall all Gallery Guide goals were ... »
  • 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 ... »