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  • International Conference: The Integration of Science Centres with Natural History Museums for Imparting Informal Education
    Date: 03/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Supporting and sustaining public science literacy and engagement are important goals of informal science education institutions worldwide. Although there is evidence that both science centers and natural history museums positively influence public science literacy and engagement, significant differences exist between these two types of ... »
  • 1,2,3 Ready, Set, Go! Math For Young Children And Families
    Date: 05/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Minnesota Children's Museum, in collaboration with the American Library Association will develop a project to engage children ages two through seven years old and their parents in exploring mathematics through hands-on, book-based math activities in libraries and children's museums across the country. The main elements of the project are: 1. A ... »
  • 2005-2 Universal Design Literature Review
    Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    The following document summarizes results from a literature review conducted in Fall 2004 to inform the development of a nationwide research project that will explore universal access to the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in museums. Through this project, the Museum of Science, with four collaborating ... »
  • 2005-3 Universal design of interactives for museum exhibitions
    Date: 05/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Museums are places where visitors of all abilities and disabilities are invited to learn. This diversity offers a unique challenge how can museums ensure that everyone can benefit from the learning experience? Universal design, which is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the ... »
  • 2010 Delivery and Reach Study
    Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The 2010 Delivery and Reach study documented the delivery of nano education activities at NISE Network partner institutions and estimated the public reach of those activities. Surveys used in this study are included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • 2012 Science Festival Alliance Annual Report
    Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The 2012 Science Festival Alliance Annual Report is now available. This first-of-its-kind document provides a snapshot of activity for the SFA and its members in 2012, and it paints quite a striking picture. With 13 SFA member festivals (membership has grown since!) reporting on the over 1,600 events they produced in 2012 the numbers add up ... »
  • 2013-14 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators to inform national STEM policy and improve communication between the STEM education community and national leaders. Albert Einstein Fellows spend eleven months working at the National Science Foundation, bringing ... »
  • 2015 Public Libraries & STEM Conference Evaluation: Final Report
    Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Libraries across the country have been reimagining their community role and leveraging their resources and public trust to strengthen community-based learning and foster critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement in STEM. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. The Space Science Institute's ... »
  • 2016 Poster: SCIENCES - Supporting a Community's Informal Education Needs: Confidence and Empowerment in STEM
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. The SCIENCES project aims to create a STEM ecosystem in Fuller Park, a chronically, severely under-resourced urban community in Chicago. ... »
  • 21st Century Learning in Natural History Settings: A Conference to Initiate Research-Driven Innovation in Informal Natural History Learning
    Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Department of Education of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with broad participatory support from free-standing, university-based and regional natural history museums across the nation will conduct a 3-day national conference on informal science learning in natural history settings. The goal of this conference ... »

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