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  • Date: 05/06/2108
    Resource Category: Report
    This report looks across multiple phases of work to discuss the PLUM Rx project’s contribution to broader knowledge about supporting children’s active, outdoor science exploration in informal, urban settings. The PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Toolkit that resulted from this work is designed for use by outdoor prescription programs and a broad ... »
  • Date: 07/19/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2018 Visitor Studies Association Conference. iSWOOP is a multi-year, multi-focus project, bringing national park-based research to visitors through innovative scientist-park ranger collaborations. As part of this study, researchers at the Institute for Learning Innovation set out to understand how visitor interests ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Most researchers are keenly interested in disseminating their work beyond traditional publication routes. With an eye to increasing broader impacts, scientists can benefit from partnerships with informal educators who interact daily with the public and see their role as translating science to increase the public’s intellectual and emotional ... »
  • Date: 05/29/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The USA has set aside over 400 national parks and other protected areas to be managed by the National Park Service (NPS). Collectively, these sites attract over 300 million visits per year which makes the NPS one of the largest informal education institutions in the country. Because the NPS supports and facilitates scientific studies in parks, the ... »
  • Date: 03/14/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) shares the programs and publications it developed to advance E-STEM—the integration of environmental education into STEM. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Science in the Learning Gardens (henceforth, SciLG) program was designed to address two well-documented, inter-related educational problems: under-representation in science of students from racial and ethnic minority groups and inadequacies of curriculum and pedagogy to address their cultural and motivational needs. Funded by the National Science ... »
  • Date: 01/25/2018
    Resource Category: Front-End
    A mixed-methods series of surveys were used to explore public literacy related to environmental science and sustainability in Indianapolis. Surveys also explored predictive variables including environmental identity, nature affinity, use of nature places as learning opportunities, and motivations for visiting nature spaces. An online, citywide ... »
  • 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: 01/05/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    "PLUM RX: Researching a new pathway for bringing active science exploration to urban families" is a project that makes use of public media resources to create innovative opportunities to bring environmental science learning to the hard-to-reach audience of urban families. As part of this project, media producers at WGBH and researchers at EDC ... »
  • Date: 12/31/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    This is the Advisors' Report for 2017 for the iSWOOP (Interpreters and Scientists Working on Our Parks) project. It discusses broad issues across project sites, provides park by park overviews, and highlights results of the research. ... »

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