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  • 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 ... »
  • Reflecting on Practice Through Action Research: The Zoo and Aquarium Action Research Collaborative
    Date: 03/17/2017
    Resource Category: Edited Chapter
    The Zoo and Aquarium Action Research Collaborative (ZAARC) was an NSF-funded project (DRL-1114335) involving four zoos and two aquariums, plus informal science education researchers from TERC (a non-profit educational research and development company in Cambridge, MA), Oregon State University and California State University, Long Beach. The goal ... »
  • Science Learning +: Partnering for Equitable STEM Pathways for Underrepresented Youth
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This 4-year project addresses fundamental equity issues in informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Access to, and opportunities within informal STEM learning (ISL) remain limited for youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds in both the United States and the United Kingdom. However, there is evidence ... »
  • Science Learning +: Partnering for Equitable STEM Pathways for Underrepresented Youth
    Date: 03/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This 4-year project addresses fundamental equity issues in informal Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Access to, and opportunities within informal STEM learning (ISL) remain limited for youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds in both the United States and the United Kingdom. However, there is evidence ... »
  • STEM Matters: Investigating the Confluence of Visitor and Institutional Learning Agendas
    Date: 09/15/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project will conduct a nation wide study to address three broad questions: (1) How does the public view zoos and aquariums and how do these institutions affect STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) learning outside their walls? (2) How do visitors experience zoos at different stages in their lives and how do zoo visits affect their ... »
  • Understanding Physics through Collaborative Design and Play
    Date: 09/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This three-year project, a collaboration between The Iowa Children's Museum, the University of Iowa and the University of Washington, will develop and conduct research on a 3,000 square foot exhibit for a children's museum audience that will provide hands-on experiences both about the science of motion (forces, acceleration, friction, balance, etc ... »
  • Dissemination Report - Bridging the Gap: The Effects of a School-to-Career Approach on Promoting Wildlife Science Careers Among Diverse Audiences
    Date: 04/01/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    To address the lack of diversity that exists within the fields of wildlife and conservation science, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) developed "Bridging the Gap," a three-year youth development initiative for New York City high school students. Over the course of three cohorts, "Bridging the Gap" served 150 students from communities ... »
  • Poster - Project TRUE: Teens Researching Urban Ecology
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Through a unique university-zoo partnership, Project TRUE engages New York City high school students in authentic urban ecology field research in the surrounding metropolitan area. Central to the project design is a ... »
  • 2016 Poster: SCIENCES - Supporting a Community's Informal Education Needs: Confidence and Empowerment in STEM
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. The SCIENCES project aims to create a STEM ecosystem in Fuller Park, a chronically, severely under-resourced urban community in Chicago. ... »
  • Investigating the Long-term Effects of Informal Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums: Final Briefing Report
    Date: 02/22/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    “Investigating the Long-term Effects of Informal Science Learning at Zoos and Aquariums” aimed to identify the opportunities for and barriers to researching the long-term effects of informal science learning experiences at zoos and aquariums, and to construct a proposal for a five- to ten-year study as the first attempt to measure those effects. ... »

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