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  • 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 ... »
  • FeederWatch: An example of a student-scientist partnership.
    Date: 04/30/2014
    Resource Category: Edited Chapter
    This book chapter describes the early evolution of Project FeederWatch, Classroom FeederWatch (which later evolved into the Lab of Ornithology's BirdSleuth), and early work to conduct citizen science online with the advent of the World Wide Web. It cites and presents data from several evaluation reports produced for the Lab's first citizen science ... »
  • Observing APE: Chapter from Fostering APE book
    Date: 01/31/2005
    Resource Category: Edited Chapter
    In this chapter from the book, "Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement: The Art of Creating APE Exhibits," we describe the methods and results from an array of studies designed to assess active, prolonged engagement in science museum visitors. ... »
  • Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity
    Date: 01/01/2002
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    In this chapter we introduce the notion of islands of expertise, explore links between related socio-cultural and information processing theory, and overview a study of family conversations while parents and children look at authentic and replica fossils in a museum. ... »