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  • Web 2.0 at the Museum of Life and Science: Final Report for the Take Two Institutional Research Study at the University of Washington
    Date: 12/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Take Two Institutional Research Study was an ethnographic case study of the contributions of Web 2.0 philosophy and technologies to museum practice and staff development at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina. It used a naturalistic methodology to investigate staff members' relationships with each other and their publics ... »
  • Giant Screen Professionals’ Awareness and Attitudes Towards the Development of Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications
    Date: 12/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Science Foundation provided funding through NSF-ISE# 0946691 to support the Digital Immersive Screen Colloquium for Unified Standards and Specifications (DISCUSS), a seed initiative to nurture a shared Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS) for STEM learning film production at a scale and quality that is sustainable in ... »
  • Wild Research: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2007 Miami University, in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (Zoo) and the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), received a National Science Foundation Grant to develop, create, implement, and evaluate the impacts of Wild Research, a whole zoo exhibit. The purpose of Wild Research was to promote Zoo visitors' engagement ... »
  • Portal to the Public Summative Evaluation: Comparative Case Studies of Implementation at Five Sites
    Date: 11/16/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Portal to the Public (PoP) is a proven, scalable guiding framework for Informal Science Educators (ISE) to engage scientists and public audiences in face-to-face interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research and its application. The PoP approach has two important characteristics that set it apart for other ... »
  • Science + You Summative Evaluation Report of Findings, November 2011
    Date: 11/14/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science + You, an 11-component, immersive traveling exhibit developed by Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago (KCM) in conjunction with scientists at Abbott, a global health care company, with support from the Abbott Fund, opened to the public on July 19, 2011. Aimed at children ages 3 through 8 and the adults who accompany them, Science + ... »
  • Science Motivation Questionnaire II -(SMQ II) ©Shawn M. Glynn
    Date: 11/08/2011
    Resource Category: Survey
    The Science Motivation Questionnaire II is a reliable and validated survey that assesses science motivation based on 5-factors (intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, career motivation, self-determination, grade motivation). ... »
  • ScienceMakers: African Americans and Scientific Innovation Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2009, The HistoryMakers was awarded a four-year grant from The National Science Foundation (DRL-0917612) to create ScienceMakers: African Americans and Scientific Innovation (ScienceMakers). ScienceMakers builds upon The HistoryMakers’ extant oral history archives by allowing for new interviews with 180 of the nation’s top African American ... »
  • 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, ... »
  • New Ecological Paradigm Scale for Children (NEP-C)
    Date: 10/26/2011
    Resource Category: Scale
    The New Ecological Paradigm for Children is modeled after the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) and the New Ecological Paradigm-Revised (NEP-Revised) for adults. The survey contains 10 questions assessing three subscales that contribute to one’s “environmental world view” including “rights of nature,” “eco-crisis,” and “human exceptionalism.” ... »
  • Summative Evaluation, "Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond" at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans
    Date: 10/24/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purpose of this Summative Evaluation was to assess visitors’ use and perceptions of ‘Living with Hurricanes: Katrina & Beyond’ at the Louisiana State Museum (LSM) as an informal science experience. The exhibition is distinctive in that it is presented in a museum which has been primarily focused on history. The overall experience, ... »