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  • Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2009, the Monterey Bay Aquarium began looking at new ways to interpret its Seafood Watch program. This nationwide conservation program strives to educate the public about the importance of buying sustainable seafood. As part of the program, the Aquarium publishes a printed pocket guide that lists the types of seafood consumers should buy and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico collaborated with RK&A to study the impact of its Citizen Science program, a NSF-funded project designed to involve local Spanish-speaking citizens in scientific research that contributes to growing knowledge about the Trust's biodiversity and land management efforts. The Citizen Science program underwent ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Elaine Reynoso Haynes, of the Universum, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, outlines the elements of creating a succesful "glocal" exhibit. "Glocal" exhibits promote awareness and citizen involvement related to a global issue within a local context. An exhibit for the Science Museum of the State of ... »
  • Date: 07/30/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    In spring 2009, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Museum) contracted with JVA Consulting, LLC (JVA) to conduct a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Passport to Health (P2H) program. The Museum designed P2H, originally a three-year program funded by the Colorado Health Foundation (the Foundation), to improve health ... »
  • Date: 07/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Many museums currently produce bilingual exhibits, but very little research exists to inform practice. The Bilingual Exhibits Research Initiative (BERI), funded by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program at the National Science Foundation, addressed this critical knowledge gap. This exploratory research project investigated 1) current ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    Research Questions: (1) To what extent do children's and parent's interest in math and science increase as a result of exposure to one or more of the project's components? (2) To what extent do children and parents want to engage further with Mateo y Cientina after initial exposure to the cartoon through one or more of the project's components? (3 ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    "Evolution in Action: Isolation and Speciation in the Lower Congo" is a 9-minute documentary about a team of researchers working to understand what is driving the rapid evolution and speciation of fishes in the Lower Congo River. The evaluation was designed to probe the following: 1) Connection and Interest in the science content 2) Connections ... »