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  • Evaluation of 2016 Centennial BioBlitzes Outcomes for Participants and National Parks
    Date: 04/02/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2016, more than 120 National Park Service (NPS) units conducted BioBlitzes, supported by a collaboration between The National Geographic Society and the National Park Service. The Lawrence Hall of Science conducted an evaluation of participant and park outcomes at the cornerstone BioBlitz throughout the National Capital region, at the large ( ... »
  • Citizen Science Project: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/30/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    As part of its National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (the Trust) hired Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate its Citizen Science Project. The goal of the study was to measure the project’s success against an Impact Framework, the organizing framework NSF requires for evaluation. During ... »
  • Evaluation of NOVA's RNA Lab
    Date: 04/10/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    NOVA Labs ( www.pbs.org/nova/labs ) is a web-based platform designed to engage teens and educators with authentic data, scientific games, tools, and opportunities to communicate with and assist working scientists. The present study sought to investigate the outcomes achieved by users of the fourth NOVA Labs platform developed: RNA Lab. The RNA Lab ... »
  • Gigapixel Image Environments for Science Communication & Learning: Macroinvertebrate Digital Teaching Collection Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Rockman et al (REA), in partnership with Marti Louw and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE) conducted a summative evaluation in Summer 2014 of an aquatic macroinvertebrate digital teaching collection (macroinvertebrates.org) containing voucher specimens from the Carnegie Museum of Natural ... »
  • YardMap Citizen Science Project: Front-End Evaluation
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The YardMap Network (see www.yardmap.org ) is an NSF-funded citizen science project at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which will allow participants to map their habitat management and carbon neutral practices in backyards and parks, interact socially within the network, and display their activities and carbon footprints in an online platform such ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Bringing CoCoRaHS to the Central Great Plains: An Informal Science Education Project for Rural Communities
    Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This National Science Foundation Informal Science Education project was a "Citizen Science" weather and climate observing program focused on the Central Great Plains region of the U.S. Volunteers of all ages, primarily self selected, equipped with simple and low cost instruments for measuring rain, hail and snow, were recruited, trained and ... »