Lineage Final Evaluation Report

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Interview Protocol | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Games, Simulations, and Interactives, Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Public Events and Festivals
Families | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Life science
Rockman Et Al

The Lineage project was a collaboration between Twin Cities Public Television  and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The project included creation of a feature-length video program, a Virtual Reality game, and a set of hands-on activities designed for use by multigenerational audiences—all of which were incorporated as part of a series of seven Fossil Festival events at museums and other sites around the United States. This report presents findings from a set of external evaluation studies that examined impacts on families who participated in Fossil Festival events as well as impacts of the project on ISE professionals, e.g., improved skills in designing and/or facilitating family co-play experiences. The report also summarizes findings from an evaluative study on the impact of video viewership on resulting VR and hands-on experiences.

Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 

Team Members

Jennifer BorlandEvaluator

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