Zoo in You: The Human Microbome/ El microbioma humano A Summative Evaluation Report

Monday, February 29, 2016
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Interview Protocol | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Public Events and Festivals, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Families | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Health and medicine
Access and Inclusion: 
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
English Language Learners
Audience Viewpoints Consulting
Description or Abstract: 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded OMSI funding during the spring of 2011 to create a 2,000 sq. ft. bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition exploring current research on the human microbiome and the impact of our resident microorganisms on our health. The exhibition was developed with the support of the J. Craig Venter Institute and other national experts in microbiome research. More information about the exhibition can be found at http://omsi.edu/exhibitions/zoo-in-you/. The Zoo in You Project Goals are to (1) Educate museum visitors and program participants about what the human microbiome is, and engage their curiosity and creativity about their own unique and personal microbiomes; and (2) to build awareness of current research on the human microbiome and the impacts of the microbiome on our personal health and disease.

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Team Members

Erin WilcoxAuthor

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