Search Results

Refine Your Search

Displaying Results 1 - 10 of 10
  • Date: 05/15/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This proposal will develop and disseminate locally developed STEM-rich audio programs for the traveling public, in particular vacationing families, using emerging traveler information technologies, traveling festival kits, and an interactive website. The project is linked to the 220-mile Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway that traverses a dramatic ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Martha Kirouac, botanical educator for special projects at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, explains how the "Grounding in Botany" program helps to enhance teachers' knowledge of plant science and foster the use of plants as model systems in the classroom. Kirouac explains how the program works and ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Meadowlands Environmental Center, reaching 60,000 members of the public annually, will develop test and implement the "Marsh Access" program." This project will identify and test appropriate assistive technologies and programmatic approaches engaging 5,000 adults from specific disability groups in outdoor field-based experiences in order to ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Communicating Research to Public Audiences project focuses on the Reedy Glacier Antarctic research of Brenda Hall (OPP 0229034) and its relevance to the residents of and visitors to Maine. Collaborators include the University of Maine, the Maine Discovery Museum, the Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain Sports (an environmentally active ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Auditory forms of nonpersonal communication have rarely been evaluated in informal settings like parks and museums. This study evaluated the effect of an interpretive audio tour on visitor knowledge and social behavior at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. A cross-sectional pretest/posttest quasi-experimental design compared the responses of audio ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    It is recognized widely that learning is a dynamic and idiosyncratic process of construction and reconstruction of concepts in response to new experiences. It is influenced by the learner's prior knowledge, motivation, and sociocultural context. This study investigated how year 11 and 12 physics students' metacognition influences the development ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Plants are essential to life on Earth and yet are often deemed invisible by the human populace. Botanic gardens are an under-researched educational context and, as such, have occupied a peripheral arena in biology education discussions. This article seeks to readdress this absence and present the case for a more sustained use of informal learning ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Project BudBurst engages people from across the United States in the collection of important climate change data based on the timing of leafing and flowering of trees and flowers. Project BudBurst participants take careful observations of the phenological events such as the first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening for a variety of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Doctoral Dissertation
    Conservation education at zoos, parks and other free-choice conservation settings is geared towards teaching and/or reinforcing certain key conservation messages that relate to the mission of the institution. These messages are communicated through a variety of channels ranging from interpretive signage, to resource elements (e.g., animals, scenic ... »
  • Date: 05/24/1977
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A Maryland school district and the Smithsonian Institution have become partners in outdoor science education. Working together, they have developed a series of activities for students in grades 1-8 that are an integrated part of a total unified science curriculum, meeting the need of teachers and students alike. ... »