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  • 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 ... »
  • iSaveSpecies Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/25/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project was created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University, in partnership with a national consortium of zoos and aquariums. A central goal of the project was designing and implementing a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation, and the inquiry and action ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Sustaining Life Summative Evaluation Report for the Toledo Zoo
    Date: 07/17/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The second wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Sustaining Life, allowing ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Sustaining Life Summative Evaluation Report for the Boonshoft Museum
    Date: 07/08/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos, museums, and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to museums, zoos, and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The second wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Sustaining ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Sustaining Life Summative Evaluation Report for the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
    Date: 07/08/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The second wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Sustaining Life, allowing ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Sustaining Life Summative Evaluation Report for the Oregon Zoo
    Date: 07/08/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The second wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Sustaining Life, allowing ... »
  • 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. ... »
  • 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded an Informal Science Education (ISE) grant, since renamed Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) to a group of institutions led by two of the University of California, Davis’s centers: the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences ( ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Great Apes Summative Evaluation Report for Zoo Atlanta
    Date: 03/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The first wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Great Apes, allowing families to ... »
  • iSaveSpecies—Great Apes Summative Evaluation Report for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    Date: 03/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The iSaveSpecies project, created by Project Dragonfly at Miami University and a consortium of zoos and aquariums, designed and implemented a socially-networked exhibit system to engage family visitors to zoos and aquariums in inquiry and conservation. The first wave of the iSaveSpecies exhibit stations focused on Great Apes, allowing families to ... »

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