The Human Spark Outreach: Collaboration between PBS Stations and Museums

April 21st, 2010 | EVALUATION

Supported in major part by the National Science Foundation, The Human Spark (THS) project includes a three-part national PBS television series hosted by Alan Alda and a multifaceted outreach initiative to engage public television stations and their partner science museums nationwide in order to extend the utilization and impact of the project. As an independent evaluator, Multimedia Research was contracted by Thirteen to capture how the collaboration between television station and science museum outreach grantees and their respective outreach activities meet the stated goals of the outreach project. The overarching goal of this report is to identify best practices for supporting collaborations of local PBS stations and museums to implement informal science outreach activities involving video.



Team Members

Barbara Flagg, Evaluator, Multimedia Research


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE
Award Number: 0515489

Related URLs

The Human Spark


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Computing and information science | History | policy | law | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs