Informal Science Education Policy: Issues and Opportunities

August 1st, 2010 | RESEARCH

The goal of the CAISE Policy Study Inquiry Group (PSIG) was to inventory and comment on policies which affect the capacity of informal science education to have an impact. The issues discussed in this white paper are intended to spark conversation and awaken us to the policy contexts around us.



Team Members

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Contributor
Lisa Craig Brisson, Editor, Visitor Studies Association
Alan Friedman, Editor, New York Hall of Science
Saskia Traill, Editor, The After-School Corporation (TASC)
Arthur Eisenkraft, Author, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ira Flatow, Author, Science Friday
Jeffrey Kirsch, Author, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Maritza Macdonald, Author, American Museum of Natural History
Eric Marshall, Author, Resonant Partnerships
Ellen McCallie, Author, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Trevor Nesbit, Author, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
Rebecca Nesbit Prosino, Author, Sci-Port
Charles Petit, Author, MIT Knight Science Journalism Tracker
Jerry Schubel, Author, Aquarium of the Pacific
Dan Wharton, Author, Chicago Zoological Society
Steven Williams, Author, National Air and Space Museum
Joe Witte, Author, George Mason University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0638981
Funding Amount: 5500856

Related URLs

Informal Science Education Resource Center (ISERC)


Audience: Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Informal | Formal Connections | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs