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  • 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 ... »
  • Developing an Interactive STEM (I-STEM) Learning Center: Phase 2
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Arboretum at Flagstaff will design build and evaluate three outdoor kiosks for the "Interactive STEM Learning Center" (I-STEM), which will engage students and general audiences in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics of real-time climate change research, interpretation, and mitigation. The kiosks will help the arboretum raise ... »
  • Mobile Inventor's Lab
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science will implement the "Mobile Inventor's Lab," a project to extend the benefits of an ongoing outreach program into a model that can serve visitors at a variety of locations in communities underserved by local science education organizations. The museum will refine its engineering design experiences to be easily ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Agricultural Options on the Central Kansas Plains
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Rice County Historical Society will create "Agricultural Options," an exhibit on farming that explores the values associated with the land and farming practices that are profitable yet sustainable. The exhibit will identify trends in farming, make connections with environmental issues linked to the land, and enhance the visitor's experience ... »
  • Inspiring Minds: Capacity Building for STEM Education
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will enhance its staff capacity and train current educational staff in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education delivery, both of which will increase its ability to deliver interpretive tours and programming around the newly opened permanent exhibition, “Inspiring ... »
  • Maker Jawn: An Intergenerational Library STEAM Initiative
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation will create on-the-floor makerspaces in libraries in underserved neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. These spaces will help local residents of all ages to gain access to technology and participatory education, and encourage creative applications and collaborative projects. Mentors will guide ... »
  • Development and Implementation of Interpretation and Educational Programming for "Frida Kahlo's Garden"
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will plan, implement, and evaluate educational programming for its upcoming garden-wide exhibition, "Frida Kahlo's Garden." The programming and interpretation will create an immersive, compelling, interdisciplinary learning experience that merges arts, humanities, and science themes. Programming will celebrate ... »
  • Current Science: Exploring New Scientific Research Through Museum Theater
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Museum of Minnesota will create three live theater productions highlighting current laboratory and field research studies of science issues with strong topical relevance to families with school-age children, school groups, and adult lifelong learners. Shows will align with the appropriate grade levels of the Minnesota Science Education ... »

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