Lineage Final Evaluation Report
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.