Families Exploring Science Together

October 1st, 1999 - December 31st, 2004 | PROJECT

The New Jersey Academy of Natural Sciences, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the New Jersey State Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo request $957,158. The consortium of Philadelphia area science museums jointly with community-based organizations will design and implement a science experience that will stimulate, encourage, and enrich families' interest, learning, and involvement in science. The collaborative known as Families Exploring Science Together (FEST) will offer multi-level programming ranging from introductory museum experiences to in-depth science inquiry activities for families that are associated with community-based organizations that serve African-American, Latino, and Asian communities. The target audience will be families from 8-12 culturally diverse neighborhoods in the Philadelphia-Camden region.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

FEST Families Exploring Science Together

Team Members

ANGELA WENGER, Principal Investigator, New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences
Julie Johnson, Former Principal Investigator, New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences
Minda Borun, Co-Principal Investigator, Franklin Institute Science Museum
Kathleen Wagner, Co-Principal Investigator, Philadelphia Zoo
Naomi Echental, Co-Principal Investigator, Franklin Institute
Kathleen Fadigan, Co-Principal Investigator
Suzanne McCarthy, Co-Principal Investigator


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9901961
Funding Amount: 957158


Access and Inclusion: Asian Communities | Black | African American Communities | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Families | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs