Implementing Program Theory Across Informal Environmental Education Providers — A Planning Grant

December 10th, 2002 - November 30th, 2003 | PROJECT

The goal of this Planning Grant is to use program theory as a tool in two informal science education communities and compare the processes and models that result. Program theory is built on the principle that learning and social behavioral change is the result of the cumulative effect of multiple programs, rather than a single experience. The participating communities are the Tucson Association of Museums (TAM) and the Terrific Resources for Environmental Education (TREE) organization in Columbus, Ohio. Each organization will work collaboratively using cross-group program theory and logic modeling to initiate a discussion on program planning and an intra-group evaluation. It is anticipated that this project will result in collaborations between the Tucson and Ohio informal science education communities and the creation of a plan for evaluation of the processes involved with this work.

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Team Members

Joe E Heimlich, Principal Investigator, Ohio State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0229390
Funding Amount: 49711


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Public Programs