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  • Planet Earth Decision Theater Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/26/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) an Environmental Literacy Grant for Science Education. Over the course of four years, SMM’s Planet Earth Decision Theater project developed new Science on a Sphere (SOS) programming, films and other scientific visualizations all intended to ... »
  • Communicating Climate Change and the Ocean 2009-2012 Final Report
    Date: 08/06/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    In December 2008, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in partnership with the New England Aquarium and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, hosted a summit of leaders from aquariums across North America and beyond. The intent was to empower aquarium professionals to elevate their collective focus on the relationship between climate change and the ocean, and ... »
  • Communicating Climate Change and the Ocean 2013 Final Report
    Date: 08/06/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Climate Interpretation Coalition is maturing beyond a set of discrete institutions to become a collective voice for communicating climate change and the ocean. As the three­‐year funded NOAA program and the empowerment evaluation end, the question of how to build ongoing communities of support arises. The findings are based upon an interview‐ ... »
  • Connecting Tennessee to the World Ocean: Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/10/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    In October 2009, the Tennessee Aquarium began an ambitious program, Connecting Tennessee to the World Ocean (CTWO), funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CTWO consists of several individual projects, all intended to increase the ocean literacy of Aquarium audiences and to promote their adoption of an ocean ... »
  • Exploratorium Scientists in Residence Claims Table
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Scientists-in-Residence Program at the Exploratorium was part of a collaboration with NOAA, in which NOAA scientists collaborated with museum staff in order to create exhibits and to develop and participate in programming. This table provides claims about the Scientists in Residence program, as well as evidence to support them. ... »
  • Embedding NOAA in a Public Learning Laboratory: Environmental Scientists in Residence at the Exploratorium - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    A NOAA scientist-­in­‐residence program at the Exploratorium was evaluated to determine impacts on front‐line staff (Explainers), visitors, and the scientists involved. A model for hosting scientists at a museum was developed to include a one‐week residency that helped scientists understand the museum followed by a two-­week residency during which ... »
  • Formative Evaluation: Sphere Corps Program
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Sphere Corps, a Science on a Sphere program about climate change developed by SMV with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The study was designed around RK&A's belief that organizations must be ... »
  • Data Visualizations: Year 1 Formative Evaluation (Oct. 2011)
    Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) received a NOAA-ELG grant for a three-year project, entitled Exploring Earth Systems: Expanding Data Visualizations Experiences for Museum Learners (or Data Visualizations). The project focuses on the development, testing, and distribution of Visualizations for the Earth and Bio content strands of the ... »
  • Connecting Tennessee to the World Ocean: Formative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/24/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    In October 2009, the Tennessee Aquarium began an ambitious program, Connecting Tennessee to the World Ocean (CTWO), funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CTWO consists of several individual projects, all intended to increase the ocean literacy of Aquarium audiences and to promote their adoption of an ocean ... »
  • Data Visualizations: Year 1 Formative Evaluation (Feb. 2011)
    Date: 02/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) received a NOAA-ELG grant for a three-year project, entitled Exploring Earth Systems: Expanding Data Visualizations Experiences for Museum Learners (or Data Visualizations). The project focuses on the development, testing, and distribution of Visualizations for the Earth and Bio content strands of the ... »

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