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  • Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • Date: 03/14/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) is a framework for integrating modern, mobile technology into outdoor, experiential science education. DOTS addresses longstanding tensions between modern technology and classical outdoor education by carefully selecting appropriate digital technology for educational purposes and by situating these ... »
  • Date: 02/15/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article provides an overview of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), which hosts resources for designers, evaluators, and researchers of informal STEM learning experiences and settings. ... »
  • Date: 02/13/2018
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    This CAISE report is designed to track and characterize sector growth, change and impact, important publications, hot topics/trends, new players, funding, and other related areas in Informal STEM Education (ISE) in 2017. The goal is to provide information and links for use by ISE professionals, science communicators, and interested stakeholders ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (Public Law 103-62) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-352) require Federal agencies to develop strategic plans setting forth longterm goals and objectives as well as examples of specific, near-term performance goals. Guidance on the development of agency strategic plans is ... »
  • Date: 01/30/2018
    Resource Category: Webinar
    Slides from the January 30, 2018 Webinar present information for preparing proposals for the NSF INCLUDES Alliance Solicitation (NSF 18-529). Includes a brief description of NSF INCLUDES, an explanation of Collaborative Change strategies and the NSF INCLUDES 5 elements of collaborative change, proposal recommendations, details on the NSF ... »
  • Date: 01/22/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Crowd & The Cloud, a three-year project, developed by Passport To Knowledge and funded by the National Science Foundation, uses multimedia to engage different audiences around citizen science and crowdsourcing. The project team created four episodes of a broadcast television series, which appeared on PBS stations and via PBS.org, an ... »
  • Date: 01/16/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This brief discusses the PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Toolkit, a new set of free, public media resources designed to help informal educators and parents infuse science learning into outdoor recreation. Developed by trusted media producer WGBH in partnership with researchers at Education Development Center (EDC), the Toolkit aims to get children ( ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Charles Darwin is largely unknown and poorly understood as a historical figure. Similarly, the fundamental principles of evolution are often miss-stated, misunderstood, or entirely rejected by large numbers of Americans. Simply trying to communicate more facts about Darwin, or facts supporting the principles of evolution is inadequate; neither ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Funding Solicitation
    This is the solicitation for proposals to the NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, which seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM ... »

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