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  • Marcellus Matters: EASE Community Conversations Formative Evaluation
    Date: 12/21/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Formative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. This study examined the effectiveness of two "Community Conversations" theater and dialogue/discussion events at a) communicating natural gas development-related science content and community issues, and b) promoting audience members' openness to dialogue about ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "SciGirls" Season Two: Television Series & Website
    Date: 12/19/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, SciGirls (SG) is a multimedia project for upper grade-school and middle-school tweens. Weekly half-hour episodes are tied in with web and outreach activities in the fields of science, technology and engineering. Multimedia Research, an ... »
  • Milwaukee Public Museum's Ancient Worlds Gallery: Front-End and Formative Evaluation
    Date: 12/06/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This presentation outlines the front-end and formative evaluation of the redesigned Ancient Worlds Gallery at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM), set to open in the spring of 2015. The gallery will contain artifacts, props, and interactives pertaining to ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. The previous MPM exhibition ... »
  • Exploratorium Scientists in Residence Claims Table
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Scientists-in-Residence Program at the Exploratorium was part of a collaboration with NOAA, in which NOAA scientists collaborated with museum staff in order to create exhibits and to develop and participate in programming. This table provides claims about the Scientists in Residence program, as well as evidence to support them. ... »
  • Creating Museum Multimedia for Everyone: Prototyping Workshop Formative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) is a proof-of-concept collaborative project between the Museum of Science (MOS) in Boston, WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and Ideum (Funded by NSF-DRL, award number 1114549). The project aims to show how digital interactive museum exhibit devices can be designed and developed for ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Sharing the Universe - Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/30/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Sharing the Universe (STU) project was funded by NSF in 2007 to develop and make available resources and supports to deepen and broaden the education and public outreach (EPO) of amateur astronomy clubs who are members of the Night Sky Network. To achieve this goal, the project funded a development group: the Astronomical Society of the ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Science on a Sphere: 2 Billion More Coming for Dinner Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/02/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Two Billion More Coming to Dinner is a 9 minute 32 second long film developed for the Science on a Sphere (SOS) network by the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). This film was funded by a Discovery Grant from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE). Science Museum of Minnesota staff worked closely with members of IonE’s ... »
  • Analysing the UK science education community: The contribution of informal providers
    Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The aim of the work reported here has been to give an overview of the support that the informal sector provides for learning and engagement with science. In addressing this goal, we have taken the view that engagement with science and the learning of science occur both within and without schools. What is of interest is not who provides the ... »