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  • Date: 05/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article related to evaluation and multicultural audiences, Jacksonville State University's Stephen Bitgood presents a "progress report" on a visitor center and environmental education project in Puerto Rico that is being designed to serve both the local Puerto rican audience as well as the international visitor. Bitgood shares findings ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Washington Park Arboretum (WPA) in Seattle is a 230 acre expanse of land which abuts Lake Washington. Apart from the Japanese Garden, admission into the arboretum is free and access points into the park are numerous. As such, tracking visitorship is challenging. For this front-end study the focus was on visitors at the Graham Visitor Center ... »
  • Date: 10/06/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the importance of science field trips as educational tools to connect students to classroom concepts. Experiential learning at formal and informal field trip venues increases student interest, knowledge, and motivation. The teacher's role in preplanning, implementation, and reflection often ... »
  • Date: 02/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from an extensive summative evaluation of the Breaking Ground project (BG) conducted for both the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and the Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM). Breaking Ground is a collaborative project established between BBG and BCM. The products of the overall project include three exhibits (two at BBG ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will reinterpret a significant property owned by Historic Hudson Valley (HHV). Using as a focusing device the experiences of four women who shaped this country estate during its 200-year history, the new interpretation will illustrate important turning points in American attitudes toward nature and landscape. As it forges a more ... »
  • Date: 06/06/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Visiting a zoo or aquarium is not only fun, but can also have a positive impact on visitors' knowledge and attitudes regarding animals and the environment. The biggest challenge, however, is for these institutions to strategically provide opportunities for cognitive and affective learning while simultaneously facilitating enjoyment and fun. Recent ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1989
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Marilyn G. Hood of Hood Associates discusses a visitor study of the Holden Arboretum in rural Mentor, Ohio. The year-long study helped arboretum staff and trustees learn how the institution might more effectively serve its audience, which they suspected differ from season to season. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article is a summary of the comments and discussions a session at the 2006 AAM conference that addressed what museums in the fields of art, history, and science might learn from each other and how museums might benefit from "cross-pollination." Panel participants were Eric Siegel, Executive Vice President for Programs and Planning at the New ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With this planning grant, the staff of the Bucks County Historical Society will work with a group of museum professionals and community representatives to develop plans for interactive exhibits that have science and math content that will be placed in an outdoor park. They want visitors to learn about the science, history, and aesthetics of early ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lori Geller, marketing and public relations associate at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, discusses visitor satisfaction. Geller outlines how three factors have led to high visitor satisfaction at the Nature Museum: a strong grounding in science, local focus in Chicago, and commitment to conservation and urban nature ... »

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