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  • Date: 09/15/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With snow providing water for about 2 billion people worldwide and playing a major role in the Earth's climate through its high albedo and insulation properties, on-going alterations in global snow resources pose real and extremely expensive societal adaptation/mitigation problems. The project goals are to (1) create opportunities for the public ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Antarctic Dinosaurs project aims to leverage the popularity and charisma of dinosaurs to inspire a new generation of polar scientists and a more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)-literate citizenry. The project, centered on a giant screen film that will reach millions of theatrical viewers across the U.S., will convey polar ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project explores augmented reality (AR) technology as a way to make STEM content accessible to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) learners in "live" presentation settings found within science centers and museums. The current ways of providing communication and information access to DHH museum visitors require DHH learners to split their attention ... »
  • Date: 06/26/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The "Expanding Repertoires COV Final Brief" is a report by the Committee of Visitors for the NSF Pathways project, "Expanding Repertoires of Practice: Improving Informal Science Learning Experiences for Preschool Dual Language Learners." As an exploratory research project, the Committee of Visitors - or COV - provided critical, reflective review ... »
  • Date: 05/16/2018
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    Purpose: The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, WA, changed their name from Experience Music Project in 2016. The institution has undergone several changes since its inception and has not conducted a comprehensive visitor study since 2010. As such, MoPOP partnered with the University of Washington Museology Graduate Program to conduct a ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) contracted RK&A to conduct a summative evaluation of the temporary exhibition, Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage. The priorities for the study focused on exploring (1) whether visitors understand that the museum has vast collections (and why); (2) how the low level of interpretation effects ... »
  • Date: 03/30/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Science Behind Pixar (SBP) exhibition was the product of a collaborative effort among the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS), Pixar Animation Studios, and the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (SMEC). The 13,000 square foot exhibition presented the science, math, and computer science behind Pixar Animation Studios’ animated films and ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Engagement is the cornerstone of learning in informal science education. During free-choice learning in museums and science centers, visitor engagement shapes how learners interact with exhibits, navigate through exhibit spaces, and form attitudes, interests, and understanding of science. Recent advances in multimodal learning analytics are ... »
  • Date: 02/14/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston’s Research and Evaluation Department conducted a summative evaluation of The Hall of Human Life (HHL) exhibition. This 9,700 square foot exhibition is geared towards older children and adults. It is focused on human biology and human health with the main message, “Human beings are changing in a changing environment.” ... »
  • Date: 02/13/2018
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    This CAISE report is designed to track and characterize sector growth, change and impact, important publications, hot topics/trends, new players, funding, and other related areas in Informal STEM Education (ISE) in 2017. The goal is to provide information and links for use by ISE professionals, science communicators, and interested stakeholders ... »

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