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  • Library and afterschool partnerships: How afterschool providers are working together with public libraries
    Date: 09/01/2017
    Resource Category: Report
    How do afterschool programs view their local public libraries? Are they working with them, and in what ways? These are the questions that the Afterschool Alliance, along with its partners at the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) and the American Library Association, wanted to answer. Overall, our goal is to ... »
  • Exploratory Study Findings: Poetry & Science in Natural History Museums and Libraries
    Date: 03/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2014 Poets House received a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for Discovering the Natural World through Poetry at Libraries & Natural History Museums. Activities included discussions among the project team about how to support learning in a hybrid program; a two-day set of pilot public event experiments at the ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • STAR_Net Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    STAR_Net brings inquiry-based STEM1 learning experiences to public libraries through two traveling exhibits, associated programming for library patrons, and a virtual community of practice for library staff and others who are interested in bringing STEM programming to libraries. In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year ... »
  • Language of Conservation Replication: Process Evaluation Summative Report
    Date: 11/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Language of Conservation was a collaborative project between libraries, zoos, and poets nationwide to replicate a project originally undertaken by the Central Park Zoo. The project model built zoo, library, and poet-in-residence partnerships in five host cities: Brookfield, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; Milwaukee, ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Children's Library and Discovery Center at Queens Central Library
    Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Queens Central Library contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct an evaluation of the newly completed Children's Library and Discovery Center (CLDC), partially funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to traditional children's library resources, the CLDC includes interactive science exhibits, programming ... »
  • Language of Conservation Replication: Summative Evaluation of Poetry in Zoos
    Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The Language of Conservation was a collaborative project between libraries, zoos, and poets nationwide to replicate a project originally undertaken by the Central Park Zoo. The project model built zoo, library, and poet-in-residence partnerships in five host cities: Brookfield, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; Milwaukee, ... »
  • Bringing the universe to the street. A preliminary look at informal learning implications for a large-scale nontraditional science outreach project
    Date: 04/28/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    “From Earth to the Universe” (FETTU) is a collection of astronomical images that showcase some of the most popular, current views of our Universe. The images, representing the wide variety of astronomical objects known to exist, have so far been exhibited in about 500 locations throughout the world as part of the International Year of Astronomy. ... »
  • Beautiful Science Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World, a 2,500-square-foot permanent exhibition, contains more than 100 rare, important, and beautiful books and manuscripts from the Huntington's collections, along with artifacts and interactive experiences. The content focuses on the changing role of science through the centuries, with particular ... »
  • Go Figure! Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/01/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from a summative evaluation of Go Figure! conducted by Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) for the Minnesota Children's Museum (MCM). Go Figure! is a traveling exhibition that is visiting both libraries and children's museums across the country. The exhibition was developed by the Minnesota Children's Museum ... »

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