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  • Date: 04/12/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Ciencia Pública is a National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded initiative in which the Exploratorium, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco (BGCSF), developed a parklet to engage Latino families in STEM content. The Parklet is located in San Francisco’s Mission District (the Mission), a historically Latino neighborhood. ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 08/20/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting held in Washington, DC. The goal of the project is to establish practices for combining public participation in scientific research (citizen science) with DNA-based species identification (DNA barcoding) to scale-up and improve the accuracy of research projects that monitor animal and plant ... »
  • Date: 07/08/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The urgent state of our global environment calls for collective action, which depends in large part on effective science communication for better understanding and awareness. Activities and institutions that provide opportunities to learn about nature all ultimately rely on scientific findings about nature. Although science produces the knowledge ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Although informal learning environments have been studied extensively, ours is one of the first studies to quantitatively assess the impact of learning in botanical gardens on students' cognitive achievement. We observed a group of 10th graders participating in a one-day educational intervention on climate change implemented in a botanical garden ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    NNOCCI is a collaborative effort led by the New England Aquarium with the Association for Zoos and Aquariums, the FrameWorks Institute, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the New Knowledge Organization in partnership with Penn State University and the Ohio's Center for Science and ... »
  • Date: 07/28/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This preliminary report, prepared by New Knowledge Organization Ltd. in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University, summarizes evaluation results from the development of an online and in-person national training program to support the creation of a National Network for Ocean Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). The project also explored ... »
  • Date: 07/27/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This study assessed visitor outcomes from attending presentations by members of the National Network for Ocean Climate Change Interpretation [NNOCCI] community of practice at four test aquariums and two control site aquariums where climate change interpretation is delivered by professional environmental educators who have not received NNOCCI ... »
  • Date: 09/19/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In January 2006, my wife Susannah Sayler and I set out to photograph landscapes around the world that were being transformed by global warming. We called our work The Canary Project. From the beginning, as now, we had both activist aims and artistic ambitions. These two types of motivation overlap in places and in other places feel completely ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features a selection of recent and ongoing projects at ASTC-member institutions related to climate change, global warming, and the International Polar Year. These institutions include the Clore Garden of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Science North (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Petrosains: The Discovery Centre (Malaysia), Northeast Science ... »