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  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    RK&A conducted 56 timing and tracking observations of visitors, 20 exit interviews with visitors, an interview with the Cell Lab Program Manager, and interviews with 13 Lab Crew in the summer and fall of 2003. The Cell Lab succeeded in engaging visitors in enjoyable and educational activities. It also excelled in providing Lab Crew teens with ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning grant will enable The Indiana State Museum (ISM) to develop "The Science Behind the History," a program of live interactive video distance learning that includes multiple components and state-wide partners. The project is based on "ISM Live!," which uses a satellite van with video broadcast system to deliver programs from diverse ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Remedial
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to simultaneously conduct a remedial evaluation of the exhibition Tissues of Life and its associated elements: the Web site with the same name, presentations at the Demonstration Station, and the What is Life?, play. The National Institutes of Health ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purposes of the STUDIO 3D evaluation were to collect information about the impact upon student learning as a result of participating in the STUDIO 3D Project, as well as to elicit information for program improvement. Areas of inquiry include recruiting and retention, impact on project participants, tracking student impacts, and the project as ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes three community programs championing conservation in effective ways to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Authors include Donna Murray, director of education at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport, Iowa), Cheryl D. McCallum, director of education at the Children's Museum of Houston, and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeff Hayward, director of People, Places & Design Research, discusses his findings about visitor attitudes toward environmental exhibitions and programs. Hayward cautions institutions against setting lofty interpretive goals for exhibits related to conservation. Although desirable, Hayward argues that grand epiphanies are rare. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sally Anne Giedrys, communications manager, and Janet Sefton, manager of school partnerships, both at EcoTarium (Worcester, MA), discuss the work of the "Green Committee." The group's mission is to research and promote environmental awareness and conservation practices. ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will partner The Museum with researchers from local health science organizations, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Duke University Medical Center, to create an interactive exhibition and a series of monthly public programs. Investigate Health! will further understanding of children's health ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Miami Museum of Science, in collaboration with University of Miami's (UM) School of Medicine, is requesting a Phase II grant to support national replication of the Biomedical Training, Research and College Prep (BioTrac) Project. The goal of Phase I, now in its final year of funding, was to develop a replicable model aimed at increasing the ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will conduct a four-year project to explore the physical nature of sound, the physiology of hearing and the perception of sound, and the process of attentive listening. "Listening" creates 30 exhibits, three listening spaces, and related visitor experiences to complement the Exploratorium's existing "Sound and Hearing" collection ... »

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