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  • Strong Promise: Moving from Interest and Engagement in STEM to Real Academic Results
    Date: 10/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summary Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart examines in this report how STEM education directed toward elementary school girls influences long-term readiness and participation to math and science learning. This report ... »
  • Program Evaluation: The University of Washington Botany Greenhouse K-12 Education Outreach Program
    Date: 06/08/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation of the University of Washington Botany Greenhouse K-12 Education Outreach Program analyzed the contents of 468 thank-you notes written by program participants using the National Science Foundation’s Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education Projects. Strong evidence was found for impacts in three STEM ... »
  • Whole Museum Exit Interview Study for the Natural History Museum of Utah
    Date: 04/28/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The third and final study, completed by Serrell and Associates in April 2014 in a program of visitor research at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) opened in November 2011, with a total of 51,270 square feet of public interpretive space. In 2012, NHMU began a multiphase evaluation process to help museum ... »
  • NHMU Trailhead to Utah Visitor Research Findings
    Date: 03/13/2014
    Resource Category: Remedial
    An evaluation of the Natural History Museum of Utah'(NHMU) "Trailhead to Utah" digital guide carried out by Frankly Green & Webb in March of 2014. The "Trailhead" is a digital ecosystem at the Natural History Museum of Utah consisting of touchscreen kiosks, a mobile guide, and a web portal for post-visit exploration. Since launching, the ... »
  • Great Lakes Teacher Badging Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/17/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2013, Shedd Aquarium launched a pilot Teacher Badging program with a set of Great Lakes Science Certified badges. Badges include Intro to Badging, Great Lakes Basics, Invasive Species Defined, Environmental Literacy, Science Literacy, and 21st Century Skills, culminating in the achievement of the Great Lakes Science Certified badge. Each badge ... »
  • Preparing Minnesotans for Climate Change: 2013 Conference Report
    Date: 12/03/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This document is an analysis of the surveys received at the conclusion of the November 7, 2013 Preparing Minnesotans for Climate Change conference. The conference hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota attracted 240 participants and was the first conference in Minnesota to be devoted exclusively to the issues of climate adaptation. ... »
  • Whole Museum Tracking Study for the Natural History Museum of Utah
    Date: 04/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This tracking and timing study was carried out by Serrell and Associates in April of 2013 as a second phase of the Museum's visitor research program for its new facility and exhibition experiences (see Whole-Museum Stay-Time Study of April 2012 for the first phase of this work). The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) at the Rio Tinto Center ... »
  • Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) Talkback Report
    Date: 04/10/2013
    Resource Category: Remedial
    A report on a visitor study about three digital "talk-back stations" located in exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Utah (NMHU). In multiple locations in the Museum, non-digital visitor participation/visitor content contribution opportunities are offered with great success using sticky notes and guest-book formatted writing opportunities ... »
  • Whole-Museum Stay-Time Study
    Date: 06/29/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This study, completed by Serrell and Associates in June of 2012, was the first phase in an overall visitor research program at the Natural History Museum of Utah completed. NHMU opened its new facility in November 2011, a spectacular integration of a LEED- certified building anchoring the museum’s significant collections and research programs, and ... »
  • Stages of Green: A Summary Evaluation of the Boston Schools Environmental Initiative (BSEI) Program from 2005-2009
    Date: 08/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Boston Schools Environmental Initiative (BSEI) program worked with several Boston Public schools to foster “hands-on, minds-on” science and environmental awareness. The overall finding from this evaluation, conducted over four academic years, was that the longer a school participated in the BSEI program, the more the culture and operations of ... »

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