Senior Environmental Experiences (SEE)

June 1st, 2004 - May 31st, 2009 | PROJECT

The Ramapo College of New Jersey requests funding to develop the "Senior Environmental Experiences (SEE)" project. The project will produce a series of interactive science experiences using Internet videoconferencing to connect seniors at community centers and extended care facilities with environmental experts at the Meadowlands Environment Center as the principal context for discussions of environmental concepts and issues. The goal of the program is to increase the interest of seniors by linking science to history and politics. "SEE" will create experiential modules related to the natural history, ecosystem structure and future of the Meadowlands. Discussion from the field using live images and feedback from the seniors would support exploration of details relevant to the specific topic at hand. The videoconferences will be recorded and made available to seniors in other locations throughout New Jersey and the US. Follow up materials will encourage further activities by the seniors. "SEE" will reach approximately 4,500 seniors in 32 centers during the three-year project.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Angela Cristini, Principal Investigator, Ramapo College of New Jersey


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0407280
Funding Amount: 462002


Audience: Museum | ISE Professionals | Seniors
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | History | policy | law | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media