TEAMS III – Small Museum Exhibit Collaborative

October 1st, 2004 - September 30th, 2008 | PROJECT

TEAMS, an exhibit collaborative of seven small science museums, will collaborate with academic researchers to expand knowledge about learning in informal science environments and will apply that knowledge to the creation of eight (two copies of four topics) traveling science exhibitions suitable for small museums and science centers. The research investigations build on recent findings about the nature of socio-cultural learning in museums. This close working collaboration among researchers, museum evaluators and museum exhibition designers provides an innovative opportunity to examine a model for rapid transfer of research knowledge into museum practice. Through this collaborative effort the project builds capacity within the seven small museums, helping address the larger problem of under-served audiences in rural areas. One component of the research supports design guidelines to increase effectiveness for girls visiting STEM exhibitions.

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Project Products

Lessons Learned from the Long-term Investment in the TEAMS Collaborative

Team Members

David Goudy, Principal Investigator, Montshire Museum of Science
Charles Trautmann, Co-Principal Investigator, ScienCenter
Sarah Wolf, Co-Principal Investigator, Discovery Center Museum
Mark Sinclair, Co-Principal Investigator, Catawba Science Center
Catherine McCarthy, Contributor, Sciencenter


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 0407058
Funding Amount: 2299225


Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Resource Centers and Networks