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  • Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in Science
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Wild Center will develop, implement, and disseminate a model program, VTS in Science, for the science museum field adapted from the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method. In partnership with several museums, educators, and a consulting firm, the Wild Center will use current research to develop informal and formal learning ... »
  • Equalizing the opportunity for success: Examining public library patrons problem solving in technology rich environments
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    Portland State University (PSU) and Multnomah County Library (MCL) will collaborate on research designed to improve library practices, programs, and services for adult patrons, especially adults with low literacy skills, including seniors, English learners, socially isolated adults, and adults with low incomes. The project features the ... »
  • Wild Walk
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Wild Center will design and implement an innovative learning experience through new installations on Wild Walk, an elevated walkway that runs through the Adirondack forest. The museum will also design and lead interpretive training for staff, interns and volunteers, and draft and test interpretive programs. Exhibits will include a thirty-foot- ... »
  • Kids Can Code: Computer Science for Early Learners
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In partnership with Future Makers and several Maryland public libraries, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) will teach children ages 4 to 7 the basic principles of programming through the use of Primo, an open-source robotics platform. With Primo, children use blocks to create ... »
  • Early Childhood STEM Exhibit
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Magic House will research, develop, fabricate, and assess a new early childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exhibit for children ages two through six. The museum will create a new guided field trip program and a professional development workshop to support early childhood educators in STEM instruction, in addition to a 1, ... »
  • STEAM4: Exposure, Exploration, Education and Employment
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), in collaboration with the Tampa Community Development Corporation (CDC), will create a youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) program designed by East Tampa neighborhood participants for the neighborhood. The STEAM program will be a first of its kind in the area and will ... »
  • Further development and enhancement of a comprehensive monitoring system for animal management at zoological and aquarium institutions
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Lincoln Park Zoo will upgrade and make freely available ZooMonitor, a scientific data collection tool, which currently exists in a pilot version, for monitoring the behavior of animals in zoos and aquariums, . ZooMonitor will contain modules for tracking animal behavior and body condition and for conducting data analysis. The zoo will also ... »
  • Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries: A system-wide approach to learning through making
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Projects
    This University of Wisconsin System will conduct research to understand how the Madison Public Library (MPL) is building a production-oriented approach to literacy and learning through their maker-focused program, the Bubbler. On a national level, this project speaks to educational research communities, professionals, members of informal learning ... »
  • Grow It, Cook It, Eat It
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Greensboro Children's Museum, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford County Schools, will develop and implement the "Grow It, Cook It, Eat It" project to study the impact of food systems literacy education on the knowledge and behavior of K-2 children in an underserved school. The project will bring ... »
  • 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 ... »

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