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  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    CitSci.org is a website supporting citizens who monitor invasive species. CitSci.org provides a mapping program that allows citizens, school groups, and professionals to enter invasive species observations into a global database. The observations are then used for natural resource management, scientific studies, and environmental education. CitSci ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    A three-pronged summative evaluation of the San Francisco Zoo's new African Savanna exhibit shows it to be very well received by visitors and successful at meeting key affective and cognitive goals. Visitors to this exhibit, especially those who attend a giraffe feeding, enthusiastically demonstrate admiration and wonder towards wildlife, ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Summative
    MinnAqua, a program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's Division of Fish and Wildlife, strives to educate Minnesota's youth about angling and aquatics and increase their interest and participation in angling. A summative evaluation was carried out to examine the effectiveness of MinnAqua clinics in terms of two evaluation questions ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project proposes using three complementary strategies to engage, inform and inspire large audiences. (1) A national tour called "Stories from a Changing Planet" that will include in-person presentations and hands-on activities by Polar scientists at science centers, museums, libraries and schools across the country. (2) the "HiDef video ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Silence of the Lands enables participants to annotate and map the soundscape of wild and urban natural environments. Participants can record and collect ambient sounds, create and share individual and collective cartographies, and use them as conversation pieces of a social dialogue on natural quiet. The result is a virtual museum in which natural ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many groups will be working together under the umbrella of the International Polar Year to support IPY’s education and outreach objectives. This article describes how ASTC will engage in collaborations with the other IPY-endorsed organizations described. ... »
  • Date: 10/03/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Monarch Butterfly Larval Monitoring project is a collaborative Citizen Science Project in which informal science education (ISE) institutions participate in research to measure the distribution and abundance of monarch butterfly larvae throughout the US, addressing the lack of knowledge about the breeding phase of the annual cycle. This ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Minnesota Zoo and Eduweb will design and develop "WolfQuest," an online, 3-D, multiplayer videogame based upon the behavior, biology and social structure of the gray wolf. This dynamic interactive experience will allow learners to become a virtual wolf (avatar) to explore gray wolves within an authentic virtual replication of wolf habitat and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Wildlife Federation is requesting a planning grant to support the development of a six-part television mini-series called "Springwatch USA" and related educational materials. "Springwatch" will focus on phenology and engage viewers to report their findings of specific natural phenomena, via the web. The goal is to educate children, ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Environmental Education Association of Oregon is launching a planning process to determine if a state-wide certification program emphasizing informal science pedagogy, STEM content and research science engagement is the best approach to supporting the professional development of environmental educators. The planning team consists of museums, zoos ... »

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