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  • Date: 11/04/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Programming includes Neighborhood Walks led by teams of scientists/engineers and artists Community Workshops, Local Artist Projects, and Youth Mentorship focused on neighborhood and citywide water issues Intergenerational participation, from seniors and adult learners to young adults ... »
  • Date: 10/31/2021
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper makes a case for museums to create programs that promote healthy cognitive aging, complementing those designed for visitors already afflicted with dementia. Surveys indicate that the exploding population of older adults is worried about maintaining cognitive health and reducing the risk of dementia. Museums have the opportunity to ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2021
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This innovations in development project will develop and study the Wéetespeme Stewardship Program (Wéetespeme: “I am of this land”). Tribal led, the project supports and studies climate science learning experiences grounded in traditional ecological knowledge, culturally relevant pedagogy, and land education pedagogy. Nez Perce high-school youth ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2020
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As new technologies continue to dominate the world, access to and participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computing has become a critical focus of education research, practice, and policy. This issue is exceptionally relevant for American Indians, who remain underrepresented as only 0.2% of the STEM workforce, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2019
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    While prior research has explored the reasons adults seek learning opportunities, little is known about the factors that moderate older adults' desire to participate in particular learning experiences. This study will contribute to understanding strategies that engage older adults in STEM learning in informal settings. The specific informal STEM ... »
  • Date: 03/15/2019
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    American Indian and Alaska Native communities continue to disproportionately face significant environmental challenges and concerns as a predominately place-based people whose health, culture, community, and livelihood are often directly linked to the state of their local environment. With increasing threats to Native lands and traditions, there ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This includes providing multiple pathways for broadening access to and ... »
  • Date: 04/12/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SciStarter 2.0 was launched to enhance, diversify, and validate participant engagement in scientific research in need of the public’s help. SciStarter’s leadership is part of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee, Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning, which is ... »
  • Date: 04/12/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Please join us in celebrating Citizen Science Day, which falls this year on Saturday, April 14th. This issue of Connected Science Learning is dedicated to highlighting effective citizen science programs that involve classroom students in collecting data for research scientists, while also engaging them in key STEM (science, technology, engineering ... »
  • Date: 01/06/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the development of the first permanent exhibition to be installed at COSI, a science center in Columbus, Ohio, a number of front-end, developmental, and remedial evaluations were implemented over the course of 3 years. As the embedded evaluator for this project, I was considered part of the design team and was present at almost all the ... »

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