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WaterMarks Y2 Evaluation Report

October 12, 2023 | Informal/Formal Connections, Public Programs

This is the evaluation report for the second year of the NSF-funded WaterMarks project. It reflects a current summary of available evidence about the intended outcomes of program activities to date, as well as commentary on how the project is using (or could use) this information moving forward. This report describes analyses of program artifacts of community workshops (i.e., anonymized drawings and reflections resulting from group deliberations) and analyses of secondary data (i.e., documentation gathered by various members of the project team). It also includes reflections emerging from the evaluation team's "critical friend" role on the project. As the project matures, future evaluation reporting will engage participation data at a larger scale, a wider range of methods, and additional overarching questions, as described in the Background section of the report.

Appendix includes logic model.


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    COSI's Center for Research and Evaluation
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    Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
    Award Number: 2115637
    Funding Amount: $1,529,522.00
    Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Evaluation Reports
    Discipline: Art, music, and theater | Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Social science and psychology
    Audience: Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Adults | Evaluators | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Undergraduate/Graduate Students
    Environment Type: Informal/Formal Connections | Higher Education Programs | Public Programs | Community Outreach Programs | Park, Outdoor, and Garden Programs
    Access and Inclusion: Urban

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