Lineage Final Evaluation Report

December 1st, 2021 | EVALUATION

The Lineage project was a collaboration between Twin Cities Public Television  and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The project included creation of a feature-length video program, a Virtual Reality game, and a set of hands-on activities designed for use by multigenerational audiences—all of which were incorporated as part of a series of seven Fossil Festival events at museums and other sites around the United States. This report presents findings from a set of external evaluation studies that examined impacts on families who participated in Fossil Festival events as well as impacts of the project on ISE professionals, e.g., improved skills in designing and/or facilitating family co-play experiences. The report also summarizes findings from an evaluative study on the impact of video viewership on resulting VR and hands-on experiences.



Team Members

Jennifer Borland, Evaluator, Rockman Et Al


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1713142

Related URLs

Experience Exploring the History of Life on Earth


Audience: Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Games | Simulations | Interactives | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs