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  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: San Francisco
    Date: 06/01/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [apprentices]. During the fifth regional workshop in San Francisco, CA, the NFB operated two ... »
  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: Phoenix
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [mentors]. During the fourth regional workshop in Phoenix, AZ, the NFB operated three different ... »
  • Our Earth's Future Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In its program, “Maximizing Lifelong Learning Opportunities: Innovative Strategies for Science Museums,” the American Museum of Natural History sought to develop, implement and assess a series of online and face-to-face adult learning courses, that shared the name “Our Earth’s Future” and focused on the topic of climate change. An external ... »
  • Evaluation of a Training in Science Education Outreach Course Summary
    Date: 04/21/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    As interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education grows (Olson & Riordan, 2012), the need for professionals to clearly communicate sophisticated concepts associated with these areas also increases (Fischoff & Scheufele, 2013). This evaluation focuses on a 3 credit university course “Training in Science ... »
  • OMCA Evaluation Instruments Samples
    Date: 09/02/2014
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    These are samples of observation/interview testing instruments that were used in front end studies with recruited visitors to experience habitat case "interventions" such as guide cards and question prompts; and understanding concepts for a digital interactive. ... »
  • ResearchLink Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded funding to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon to support a “Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences” (CRPA) project titled ResearchLink: Spotlight on Solar Technologies. The primary goals of CRPA projects are to communicate to ... »
  • Embedding NOAA in a Public Learning Laboratory: Environmental Scientists in Residence at the Exploratorium - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    A NOAA scientist-­in­‐residence program at the Exploratorium was evaluated to determine impacts on front‐line staff (Explainers), visitors, and the scientists involved. A model for hosting scientists at a museum was developed to include a one‐week residency that helped scientists understand the museum followed by a two-­week residency during which ... »
  • Scientist is In Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/15/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In August 2012, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) contracted with Audience Focus (AF), a Maryland-­‐based research and evaluation organization, to evaluate visitors’ experiences with the Scientist Is In program. Specifically, AF was asked to design a comprehensive study that would provide insight into the nature of visitors’ engagement ... »
  • CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement Final Report
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement (COPPE) project was developed to establish a strong and long-lasting partnership between the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Through participation in this project, COPPE researchers and OMSI educators sought a deeper ... »
  • Visitor Survey Responses to Framed Climate Changed Messaging, Survey Validity Test
    Date: 07/27/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This study assessed visitor outcomes from attending presentations by members of the National Network for Ocean Climate Change Interpretation [NNOCCI] community of practice at four test aquariums and two control site aquariums where climate change interpretation is delivered by professional environmental educators who have not received NNOCCI ... »

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