The Science Festival Alliance: Creating a Sustainable National Network of Science Festivals Summary of Year 1 Findings

August 1st, 2010 | EVALUATION

Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) is serving as the external evaluator of the three-year, NSF-funded Science Festival Alliance (SFA) project with this report summarizing results from the first year of the project. First year data collection was completed in June 2010. It included: Surveys of 1,411 San Diego Science Festival (SDSF) and 1,054 Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) attendees; End-of-year focus groups with each of the festival (SDSF and CSF) team leaders; and An online survey of 11 principal Alliance team members. The report is organized around four key questions: 1. Who participated in the science festivals? 2. What were participants' motivations for attending the festivals? 3. How did participants benefit from the festivals? and 4. How has the Science Festival Alliance developed in its first year?



Team Members

Colleen Manning, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Science Festival Alliance, Contributor
Molly Priedeman, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Rucha Londhe, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Karen Peterman, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Irene F Goodman, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL; Collaborative Research
Award Number: 0840333
Funding Amount: 3090078

Related URLs
National Science Festival Network


Audience: Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs