Roadside Heritage: Informal Science Education in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Byways

May 15th, 2007 - April 30th, 2011 | PROJECT

This proposal will develop and disseminate locally developed STEM-rich audio programs for the traveling public, in particular vacationing families, using emerging traveler information technologies, traveling festival kits, and an interactive website. The project is linked to the 220-mile Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway that traverses a dramatic landscape, rich in natural resources and unique contributions to scientific research. Collaborators include the Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education and the University of California at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products
A Summative Evaluation of Roadside Heritage

Team Members

Michael Collopy, Principal Investigator, University of Nevada Reno
Barbara Ando, Co-Principal Investigator, Lawrence Hall of Science
Jacque Ewing-Taylor, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Nevada Reno
Susan Szewczak Clark, Former Co-Principal Investigator, University of Nevada Reno


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0638917
Funding Amount: 2501237


Audience: Families | General Public
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | Geoscience and geography | Mathematics | Nature of science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media