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  • Season 3: Citizen SciGirls Outreach Evaluation
    Date: 12/20/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    A three day TTT session was held in May 2015 at Twin Cities PBS in St. Paul, MN to train nine representatives from NGCP State Collaboratives in the SciGirls Seven and Citizen SciGirls project materials (episodes, activities). NGCP chose the nine leaders (from nine states) through an application process specifically targeting regions who had not ... »
  • Fairchild Garden's Growing Beyond Earth: Year 1 Evaluation Report 2016-2017
    Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Formative
    During the school year of 2016-2017, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Fairchild) implemented the first year of a four-year project entitled: Growing Beyond Earth (GBE). NASA is providing funding support for project implementation as well as an external project evaluation. The evaluation activities conducted this year were focused on ... »
  • Evaluation of 2016 Centennial BioBlitzes Outcomes for Participants and National Parks
    Date: 04/02/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2016, more than 120 National Park Service (NPS) units conducted BioBlitzes, supported by a collaboration between The National Geographic Society and the National Park Service. The Lawrence Hall of Science conducted an evaluation of participant and park outcomes at the cornerstone BioBlitz throughout the National Capital region, at the large ( ... »
  • Developing a Citizen Science Model to Engage Members of Underrepresented Minority Groups Exploratory Study Final Report
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    While interest in citizen science as an avenue for increasing scientific engagement and literacy has been increasing, understanding how to effectively engage underrepresented minorities (URMs) in these projects remains a challenge. Based on the research literature on strategies for engaging URMs in STEM activities and the project team’s extensive ... »
  • Evaluation of FieldScope: A Geospatial Collaboratory for Informal Science Education
    Date: 05/28/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Over the last decade, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has been developing and supporting FieldScope, a web-based science information portal. Through an interactive mapping platform, citizen scientists have access to a wide range of tools that enable them to document and understand the world around them. By 2008, two major citizen science ... »
  • Citizen Science Project: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/30/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    As part of its National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (the Trust) hired Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate its Citizen Science Project. The goal of the study was to measure the project’s success against an Impact Framework, the organizing framework NSF requires for evaluation. During ... »
  • Driven to Discover: Citizen Science Inspires Classroom Investigation. February 2016 Evaluation.
    Date: 02/29/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Driven to Discover: Citizen Science Inspires Classroom Investigation project (D2D2) aims to impact instruction, curriculum, and student outcomes in the life sciences both at the middle school and high school levels. The project is focused on developing teacher and student citizen science (CS) skills, as well as engaging teachers and students ... »
  • Contribution of Multimedia to Girls’ Experience of Citizen Science Summative Evaluation of SciGirls Season Three
    Date: 12/03/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    SciGirls' (Season'Three) is a multimedia project that presents videos and games designed to engage and educate millions of children about citizen science. Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation group, implemented a summative evaluation that assessed a model of citizen science engagement and education that examined the contribution of ... »
  • Citizen Science Conference: Full Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/01/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Citizen Science 2015 was the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA). The conference planned for two days of building connections and exchanging ideas across a wide spectrum of disciplines and experiences and was held February 11th and 12th in San Jose, California, as a pre-conference of the American Association for the ... »
  • Driven to Discover Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The University of Minnesota Extension (UME) contracted Garibay Group to conduct a summative evaluation of the Driven to Discover program (often referred to as D2D by youth participants and adult leaders) to assess how adult leaders in Informal Science Education (ISE) settings used the curriculum and citizen science projects as conduits to engage ... »