PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Summative Evaluation Report

December 15th, 2020 | EVALUATION

PLUM LANDING a digital media PBS Kids series that is designed to motivate six- to nine-year-old children to investigate the natural world. Content developers from WGBH Boston and researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) used an iterative research and design process to create the Plum Landing Explore Outdoors Toolkit. The Toolkit includes digital media resources (animated stories, live-action videos, an online badging system, a digital game, and an app for families), hands-on science activities, and support materials for parents, caregivers, educators, and program directors to help urban children reap the educational, mental, and physical health benefits of actively exploring nature. In 2019, Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an independent summative evaluation of Plum Landing. The evaluation included a small, pilot at-home study, a family-facilitated program study, and an outreach partner survey. 



Team Members

Marisa Wolsky, Principal Investigator, WGBH
Mary Haggerty, Co-Principal Investigator, WGBH
Jessica Andrews, Project Manager, WGBH
Christine Paulsen, Evaluator, Concord Evaluation Group


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1516466
Funding Amount: $2,989,723.00

Related URLs

PLUM RX: Researching a new pathway for bringing active science exploration to urban families


Access and Inclusion: Urban
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media