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  • Summative Evaluation of Strange Days on Planet Earth Website
    Date: 12/01/2005
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Strange Days on Planet Earth combines a 4-part television series and outreach program produced by Sea Studios Foundation (SSF) for National Geographic Television and Film and Vulcan Productions, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The project comprises three primary components: a ... »
  • Compilation of Nanoscale Communication Exhibits: Part IIA of Front-End Analysis for NISE
    Date: 11/07/2005
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network’s overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Compilation of Nanoscale Communication Projects: Part IIB of Front-End Analysis for NISE
    Date: 11/07/2005
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network’s overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Nanotechnology and the Public: Part I of Front-End Analysis in Support of Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
    Date: 11/05/2005
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network's overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Successful Scaffolding Strategies in Urban Museums: Research and Practice on Mediated Scientific Conversations with Families and Museum Educators
    Date: 11/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Successful scaffolding strategies in urban museums: Research and practice on mediated scientific conversations with families and museum educators" project seeks to simultaneously advance existing research on learning in informal settings, and to improve museum educator practice in mediating understanding with families in an urban museum. This ... »
  • Can 90 Seconds of Science Make a Difference?
    Date: 11/01/2005
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes summative evaluation of the impact on public radio listeners of Earth & Sky, a short-format science radio program airing daily on more than 1,000 commerical and public radio stations in the U.S. as well as on satellite and Internet radio outlets. Earth & Sky’s goals are to make science accessible and interesting and ... »
  • Learning Science within Informal Environments
    Date: 10/15/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Research Council, through its Board on Science Education, will carry out a synthesis study of informal science learning based on a workshop funded by a prior NSF planning grant. The intellectual merit of this project is based on the formation of a committee of experts representative of the diversity of the field who will engage in a ... »
  • Coastal Quest: Developing a Learnscape Approach for Edutourism
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning project seeks to study new ways to tap into family vacation agendas as opportunities for increased learning. It will assess and prototype a variety of program development activities related to outdoor and indoor experiences for families on vacation to the Grand Strand coastal region of South Carolina, and potentially to other such ... »
  • Fantasy Sports Games as Cultures for Informal Learning
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will research distributed, online fantasy basketball games, which are quite popular with many kinds of players, including informal science education under-represented groups, and which entail some degree of informal statistical reasoning and decision-making strategies. The game is not playing basketball per se, but taking on the role ... »
  • Out on a Limb -- Forest Canopies
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Out on a Limb -- Forest Canopies" exhibit will educate people about forest canopies, and illustrate the challenges of canopy access by scientists. A traveling rain forest diorama -- with scaled models of scientists exploring the canopy, and accompanying graphic panels and interactive activities -- will circulate to community venues in ... »

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