STEM Out-of-School-Time Summative Evaluation Report

Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Undergraduate/Graduate Students | Families | Parents/Caregivers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
Pacific Science Center
Description or Abstract: 

From 2014-2016, Pacific Science Center continued and expanded the Science Technology Engineering and Math Out-of-School-Time (STEM-OST) program with the purpose of delivering programs to stem the summer learning loss. Specifically, the project expanded to new venues in the Puget Sound (Washington) region; modified the lessons and activities so they also served students in grades K-2; aligned the curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards (recently adopted by the Washington State Legislature) and increased the number of Family Science Days and Family Science Workshops offered to enhance parent involvement in STEM learning. The mentorship model of program delivery was also expanded to include college volunteer interns along with teen interns and staff educators. Outcomes for the three classes of participants (students, parents/caregivers, and interns) ranged from increasing knowledge and understanding, to increasing interest, as well as growing skills and the extent to which those outcomes were achieved is detailed in this summative evaluation report.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museums for America
Award Number: 
MA-10-14-0235-14

Team Members

Chris CadenheadEvaluator

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