National Museum of Natural History: Science Career Access and Learning Experiences Evaluation Report

April 1st, 2019 | EVALUATION

With funding from a Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Grant the National Museum of Natural History offered a program pipeline that would engage underserved Washington D.C. students in programming designed to encourage academic and career STEM interest. Beginning with collaboration with community educators, the pipeline funneled students into a Teen Night Out Science Night to interest them in science workshop series offered after school and on weekend and ultimately into volunteer and internship opportunities. This report provides detailed view of methods, analyses, results, and conclusions of each program part and the pipeline as a whole. 

Appendix includes logic model and instruments.



Team Members

Deborah Wasserman, Evaluator, COSI Center for Research and Evaluation
Rebecca Nall, Evaluator


Funding Source: Other
Funding Program: Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Grant


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation | Formative | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Self-Assessment | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs