Zoo in You: The Human Microbome/ El microbioma humano A Summative Evaluation Report

February 29th, 2016 | EVALUATION

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded OMSI funding during the spring of 2011 to create a 2,000 sq. ft. bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition exploring current research on the human microbiome and the impact of our resident microorganisms on our health. The exhibition was developed with the support of the J. Craig Venter Institute and other national experts in microbiome research. More information about the exhibition can be found at http://omsi.edu/exhibitions/zoo-in-you/. The Zoo in You Project Goals are to (1) Educate museum visitors and program participants about what the human microbiome is, and engage their curiosity and creativity about their own unique and personal microbiomes; and (2) to build awareness of current research on the human microbiome and the impacts of the microbiome on our personal health and disease.



Team Members

Steven Yalowitz, Author, Audience Viewpoints Consulting
Erin Wilcox, Author, Audience Viewpoints Consulting


Funding Source: NIH
Funding Program: SEPA
Award Number: 1R25RR032210-01

Related URLs

The Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Health and medicine
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within InformalScience.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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