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  • Lineage: A Cross-Platform Learning Experience Exploring the History of Life on Earth
    Date: 11/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Lineage is a comprehensive educational media and outreach initiative that will engage individuals and families in learning about deep time and evolution, helping audiences come to newfound understandings of the connections between the past, present, and future of life on Earth. The project is a partnership between Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and the ... »
  • Changemakers: Advancing Community Science Literacy
    Date: 09/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This ChangeMakers project builds on a 2016 National Academies report finding that scientific literacy can be understood at a community level as opposed to a traditional focus on the individual. This is important since scientific knowledge is often seen as abstract and distant from the daily concerns of average citizens. A community focus shifts ... »
  • Local Environmental Modeling: A Toolkit for Incorporating Place-Based Learning into Virtual Internships - A Scalable, Informal STEM Learning Environment
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In this project, education researchers, environmental scientists, and educators will develop a computer tool to let STEM educators and curriculum developers build local environmental science models. The system will use data about land use to automatically construct map-based simulations of any area in the United States. Users will be able to ... »
  • Polar Extremes: Enhancing Experiential Digital Learning
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Polar Extremes: Enhancing Experiential Digital Learning is an integrated media and research project produced by the PBS science series, NOVA, that will bring polar science to informal learners through traditional storytelling and experiential, digital learning environments. Stark, cold, and seemingly frozen in time, the top and bottom of the Earth ... »
  • Virtual Ice Explorer: Immersively Experiencing Changing Glacial Landscapes
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Glaciers around the world are undergoing dramatic changes. Many people, however, have a limited understanding of the scope of these changes because they are geographically distant and difficult to visualize. Although both digital learning tools and online scientific data repositories have greatly expanded over the last decade, there is currently ... »
  • Library and afterschool partnerships: How afterschool providers are working together with public libraries
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    How do afterschool programs view their local public libraries? Are they working with them, and in what ways? These are the questions that the Afterschool Alliance, along with its partners at the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) and the American Library Association, wanted to answer. Overall, our goal is to ... »
  • Workshop: Integrating the natural and social sciences and the arts to foster public engagement with issues of community sustainability
    Date: 08/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in collaboration with EcoArts Connections and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is conducting an initial planning workshop and related activities which will be the first of three stepwise convenings over the next two or three years to ... »
  • Ciencia Pública: Summative Report
    Date: 04/12/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Ciencia Pública is a National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded initiative in which the Exploratorium, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco (BGCSF), developed a parklet to engage Latino families in STEM content. The Parklet is located in San Francisco’s Mission District (the Mission), a historically Latino neighborhood. ... »
  • Poster: How Can the Use of Mapping Aid Indigenous Communities in Decisions Making Concerning Cultural and Environmental Resources
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    A Bioregion is where geography, the environment, and culture intersect. They are places defined by landscapes, natural processes, and human elements (BioRegions 2016). Although on different sides of the world, areas in Mongolia and Montana are thought to be bioregions because of their shared characteristics. The occurrence of these similar ... »
  • Frontier Scientists Final Evaluation Report, 14-16
    Date: 10/26/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Frontier Scientists is comprised of a website and portfolio of videos created for distribution web-wide and through television broadcast. The goal of this program is to excite the general public about ongoing science in Alaska and the Arctic. This is the summary evaluation of a three-year National Science Foundation grant received by Frontier ... »

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