A2A Planning Workshop Evaluation

April 9th, 2018 | EVALUATION

The attached evaluation is of the A2A (Awareness to Action) Planning Workshop held February 21-23 in two locations simultaneously connected by internet: the University of Colorado, Boulder and Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. It was made possible thanks to a collaboration of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and EcoArts Connections, with additional assistance from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. A2A brought together 39 natural and social scientists, artists, urban planners, “sustainablists” (e.g. sustainability professionals working in a variety of fields), Indigenous Knowledge holders, and others with the primary goal of establishing an operational strategy for knowledge sharing across entities, networks, and associations designed to strengthen communities of practice nationally to better conceive, conduct, and evaluate projects for the public, working at the intersection of science, arts, and sustainability.

Please note that we agree completely with the evaluation, but would like to add a bit of context. We realized after the first two days that there were interpretations in the intent of the workshop that did not align with our original goals. We decided together to realign to those goals which changed what happened on the last day and allowed us to course correct toward recommended steps for action.




Team Members

Marda Kirn, Co-Principal Investigator, EcoArts Connections
Elizabeth Bachrach Simon, Evaluator


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1746106
Funding Amount: $49,999

Related URLs

Workshop: Integrating the natural and social sciences and the arts to foster public engagement with issues of community sustainability


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Indigenous and Tribal Communities
Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops