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Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos (GENIAL): Informal Science Education Para Todos

September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018 | Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks

With support from NSF/AISL, the Exploratorium held the Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos (GENIAL) Summit on June 5-6, 2017, in San Francisco, California.
The goals of the GENIAL Summit were to:
- Identify needs and opportunities for Latinos in informal science learning (ISL) environments.
- Facilitate and strengthen professional relationships.
- Identify recommendations and actionable insights with an outlook toward the future.
- Contribute to a more informed ISL field.

A total of 91 participants, a mix of practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, government officials, policy professionals, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated in the Summit.

Summit outcomes will include: strengthened partnerships and new collaborations; examples of how participants of the GENIAL summit are applying the results of the gathering in their practice; and dissemination sessions, webinars, and post-summit documentation and articles with the results of GENIAL.


Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1611143
Funding Amount: $249,895.00


  • Isabel Hawkins
    Principal Investigator
  • IMG 6172
    Co-Principal Investigator
  • IMG 7437 1
    Project Staff
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    Project Staff
  • Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
    Audience: Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
    Environment Type: Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks | Conferences
    Access and Inclusion: Ethnic/Racial | Hispanic/Latinx Communities

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