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  • Date: 05/01/2022
    Resource Category: Formative
    Through the T523: Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development course, our team conducted a semester-long formative evaluation for the Museum of Science, Boston (MoS) Gaia Exhibit. The Gaia Exhibit (Gaia) is a new, temporary art installation located in the MoS’s Blue Wing exhibition hall. Gaia that strives to inspire appreciation for ... »
  • Date: 04/28/2022
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Environmental educators have used guided-inquiry in natural and supportive learning environments for decades, but comparatively little programming and research has focused on experiences in urban environments, including in constructed ecosystems like green roofs, or impacts on older youth and adults. To address this gap, we designed a tiered, near ... »
  • Date: 02/17/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    A practical guide containing descriptions of 11 Tinkering activities for adult learners. It can be used by community development and informal learning practitioners working with adult groups. Some of the activities were newly developed while others were adjusted from already existing and tested activities. Special focus is given to activities ... »
  • Date: 02/10/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    KQED, the Northern California PBS and NPR member station, and the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University have recently completed a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project Cracking the Code (CTC): Influencing Millennial Science Engagement . The three-year grant provided funding for an ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2022
    Resource Category: Summative
    KQED, the Northern California PBS and NPR member station, and the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University have recently completed a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project Cracking the Code (CTC): Influencing Millennial Science Engagement . The three-year grant provided funding for an ... »
  • Date: 02/09/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    The KQED science news team began a study with Texas Tech University to find out whether stories aimed at generating “awe” would drive deeper engagement with news features. From a preliminary study the team learned people can feel experiences like connectedness and vastness, not only through images but through a written story. The team intended to ... »
  • Date: 02/08/2022
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    KQED, a San Francisco based public media organization, is interested in broadening participation and attracting and engaging a younger and more diverse audience, especially millennials, for their science media. The KQED science team is one of the largest reporting teams in the West with a focus on science news and it’s YouTube series, Deep Look . ... »
  • Date: 01/22/2022
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    The series of articles below is a study of Cracking the Code, one of the largest public investments in science media, journalism and science communication research collaborations, a project between KQED, Texas Tech and Yale Universities. KQED has the largest science reporting unit in the West focusing on science news and features including their ... »
  • Date: 01/13/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    This document is aimed primarily at Informal Learning (IFL) educators working with adult learners from disadvantaged and underserved communities, who wish to: exploit the inclusive nature of Tinkering to create engaging and relevant STEM learning experiences for adult learners and their families better understand how and why collaboration and co- ... »
  • Date: 12/22/2021
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    We started our three year National Science Foundation Cracking the Code: Influencing Millennial Science Engagement audience research in 2018 with a national survey of millennials’ media consumption habits. This survey was conducted by Jacobs Media Strategies and found, among other things, that millennials were the most science curious generation. ... »

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