Listening to the River — A Planning Grant

August 15th, 2004 - July 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

The Land Information Access Association seeks funds to support planning activities related to "Listening to the River," a project that will ultimately result in a new model for engaging teens and adults in environmental activities that can be transferred to other community groups and institutions. This long-term project focuses on an environmentally and regionally meaningful topic (i.e. watersheds), brings together teens and adults in scientific discovery, transforms these explorations into radio segments and creates a children's museum exhibit. Planning grant activities include: (1) a program summit to build new partnerships with informal-learning organizations and reinforce existing community networks; (2) assessment of the potential for a scalable, model project; and (3) focus and refinement of program goals and objectives.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Joe VanderMeulen, Principal Investigator, Land Information Access Association


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0431707
Funding Amount: 47778


Audience: Adults | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Community Outreach Programs | Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Public Programs