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  • Water For Life: Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/22/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Water for Life project has been an effective, and in some cases an essential vehicle for addressing issues around water quality and retention in island settings where water security is an on-going challenge. The focus on local partnerships was a highly valued attribute of the WfL project, and the informal science and conservation education ... »
  • Power of Poison Exhibition Tracking and Timing Study
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    During March 2017, Kathy Burke and Kari Nelson conducted a study of visitors to the special exhibition, The Power of Poison. The objective of this study was to discover how visitors moved through the exhibition and interacted with it, and how visitors perceived the intended message and related the exhibition to the overall goals of the NHMU. To ... »
  • Ciencia Pública: Summative Report
    Date: 04/12/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Ciencia Pública is a National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded initiative in which the Exploratorium, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco (BGCSF), developed a parklet to engage Latino families in STEM content. The Parklet is located in San Francisco’s Mission District (the Mission), a historically Latino neighborhood. ... »
  • STEM Out-of-School-Time Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    From 2014-2016, Pacific Science Center continued and expanded the Science Technology Engineering and Math Out-of-School-Time (STEM-OST) program with the purpose of delivering programs to stem the summer learning loss. Specifically, the project expanded to new venues in the Puget Sound (Washington) region; modified the lessons and activities so ... »
  • Maker Corps Case Studies: 2016 Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Maker Corps is a program delivered by the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) to increase organizational capacity to develop and deliver maker programing. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown to support over 100 organizations by providing professional development, connections to a community of other maker educators and ... »
  • REVEAL: Process Evaluation Report on Culturally Responsive Research
    Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Researching the Value of Educator Actions for Learning (REVEAL) is an NSF-funded research project, led by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in collaboration with TERC and Oregon State University (OSU), which studied the impact of science center staff facilitation strategies at math exhibits. Building on and using exhibits from ... »
  • Peep and the Big Wide World: User Experience Study
    Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    PEEP and the Big Wide World/El Mundo Divertido de PEEP is a bilingual, NSF- funded public media project that uses animation, live-action videos, games, mobile apps, hands-on science activities to motivate preschool-age children to investigate the world around them. Online, PEEP extends children’s science and math learning with a mobile-friendly ... »
  • Exploration for All: Autism Early Open Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Support from Safeco Insurance has enabled Pacific Science Center to open early from 8 – 10 a.m. and provide free entry for families affected by autism spectrum disorder. During the event, accommodations are made for sensory-sensitive guests, including softened general lighting and decreased noise level and visual stimulation on interactive ... »
  • NatureStart Network: Building nature play partnerships for urban children and families (Final Evaluation Report)
    Date: 09/23/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    NatureStart Network brought together early childhood educators and environmental educators to support nature play, exploration, and inquiry for young children and their families within urban environments. Project partners included the Forest Preserves of Cook County and two established Head Start programs in the Chicago area, Mary Crane Center and ... »
  • Discovery Garden Summative Evaluation
    Date: 09/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn NY Audience Research for a New Garden, 2016 The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A), to conduct a study of visitors to the Discovery Garden. The goal of this study was to assess the successes and challenges of the exhibition and accompanying interactive elements ... »

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