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  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project develops and examines place-based learning using mobile augmented reality experiences for rural families where museums and science centers are scarce yet where natural resources are rich with outdoor trails, parks, and forestlands. The collaborative research team, with members from rural libraries, outdoor learning centers, learning ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program supports new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This project will meet this goal through rigorous research and the broad ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This white paper is the product of the CAISE Formal-Informal Partnerships Inquiry Group, which began work during a July 2008 ISE Summit organized by CAISE. Their examination of what the authors call "the hybrid nature of formal-informal collaborations" draws on relevant theoretical perspectives and a series of case studies to highlight ways in ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Math in the Garden is a collaborative project between the University of California's Botanic Garden and 17 organizations around the nation that work with underserved urban youth, as well as rural communities. The project will create a series of five (5) guidebooks with activities that bring adults and children together in the garden to learn the ... »
  • 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. ... »