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  • Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2009, the Monterey Bay Aquarium began looking at new ways to interpret its Seafood Watch program. This nationwide conservation program strives to educate the public about the importance of buying sustainable seafood. As part of the program, the Aquarium publishes a printed pocket guide that lists the types of seafood consumers should buy and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Knight Williams Research Communications (Knight Williams, Inc), an independent evaluation firm specializing in the development and evaluation of science education media, conducted the summative evaluation for Ice Stories. The evaluation focused on the extent to which the project achieved the goals described in the Exploratorium's grant to the ... »
  • Date: 11/22/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    SciGirls is a new weekly public television series produced by Twin Cities Public Television and supported by the National Science Foundation. Twelve half-hour animated and live action shows are accompanied by web and outreach activities in the fields of science, technology and engineering (STEM). Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The 2010 Cyberchase Summer Challenge Outreach initiative was designed to allow local public television stations to develop community-appropriate outreach plans as part of a unique summer launch of a new season of shows for a PBS children's television program. The Cyberchase Summer Challenge was a national initiative; eight stations were selected ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Nurture Nature Foundation’s Flood Forum project, funded by a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant effective August 1, 2009, explored innovative means to promote science learning by and for local communities. The NSF planning grant allowed Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF) to develop a model of outreach for science centers ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico collaborated with RK&A to study the impact of its Citizen Science program, a NSF-funded project designed to involve local Spanish-speaking citizens in scientific research that contributes to growing knowledge about the Trust's biodiversity and land management efforts. The Citizen Science program underwent ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report reviews the findings from The Botany of Desire summative evaluation as supported by the responses of the adult audience that viewed and gave feedback on the PBS version of the program when viewed at home. The evaluation examined the appeal, clarity, and educational impact of the program, focusing on the goals identified in the project' ... »
  • Date: 10/23/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The attached document describes the results of evaluation of affective and cognitive impact of the Fusion Science Theater show model. Affective gains were measured by post-show questionnaires and cognitive gains were measured by having audience members vote for their prediction to the investigation question before and after the "lesson" of the ... »
  • Date: 10/20/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a National Science Foundation grant for Season 8 of Cyberchase, Thirteen/WNET produced Summer Challenge broadcasts with accompanying online and offline activities to be posted weekly for eight weeks in the Summer of 2010. Summer Challenge learning opportunities included viewing broadcast and online half-hour episodes; viewing short ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2010
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The findings summarized in this summative evaluation report focus on three of The World's media venues: (1) its radio broadcast, (2) its Science Podcast (http://www.world-science.org/category/podcast), and (3) its online resources (e.g., articles, streaming audio and video). An additional focus is on The World's participatory Science and ... »

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