Engaging Youth in Science Research, Communication, and Education to Foster Identity Development: A Resource Toolkit

March 31st, 2023 | RESEARCH

The Museum of Science and Boston University received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a pilot program exploring how mentorship in science research, communication, and education practices contributes to changes in high school students' science identities.

This toolkit shares guidelines, resources, and curricula materials that were developed and refined over the project period, with a focus on: 1) youth engagement in science research practices, 2) youth engagement in science communication practices, 3) youth engagement in science education practices, 4) supporting youth through mentorship from STEM professionals, and 5) integrating youth to become a part of a science community.



Team Members

Rachel Fyler, Author, Museum of Science
Ian Chandler-Campbell, Author, Boston University
Tess Harvey, Author, Boston University
Allison Anderson, Author, Museum of Science
Katie Todd, Author, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Becki Kipling, Author, Museum of Science
Peter Blake, Author, Boston University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1811276
Funding Amount: $299,999.00

Related URLs

Developing A Program Model for High School Science Research, Communication and Education Experiences in Living Laboratory


Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Research
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs