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  • Date: 08/08/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting. It describes a project that uses location-based augmented reality games on smartphones to engage youth in activities developed by informal science institutions. ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2013
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    To conserve species, we must first identify them. Field researchers, land managers, educators, and citizen scientists need up-to-date and accessible tools to identify organisms, organize data, and share observations. Emerging technologies complement traditional, book-form field guides by providing users with a wealth of multimedia data. We review ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2013
    Resource Category!: Summative
    This report was completed by the Program Evaluation Research Group at Endicott College in October 2013. It describes the outcomes and impacts of a four-year, NSF-funded project called Go Botany: Integrated Tools to Advance Botanical Learning (grant number 0840186). Go Botany focuses on fostering increased interest in and knowledge of botany among ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Focusing on climate change and its impact on coastal zones and marine life, Visualizing Change will build educator capacity in the aquarium community and informal science education field. Building on NOAA datasets and visualizations, we will provide interpreters with strategic framing communication tools and training using the best available ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2013
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), with six science centers across the U.S., will develop, implement, and evaluate the National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS), a three-year full-scale development project to increase informal learning opportunities for blind youth in STEM. Through partnerships and companion research, the NCBYS ... »
  • Date: 06/15/2013
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    The authors provide an analysis of pairs of children interacting with a multi-touch tabletop exhibit designed to help museum visitors learn about evolution and the tree of life. The exhibit’s aim is to inspire visitors with a sense of wonder at life’s diversity while providing insight into key evolutionary concepts such as common descent. The ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2013
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    NOVA Labs ( is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in activities and games that foster authentic scientific exploration. From building RNA molecules and designing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movements and learning cybersecurity strategies, NOVA Labs participants can take part in real- ... »
  • Date: 05/17/2013
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    Roto, an exhibition design and production firm, contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a front-end evaluation of Speed, an exhibition being developed for The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV) in Richmond, Virginia. RK&A explored visitors’ thoughts, perceptions, and understandings of exhibition concepts related to ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2012
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Informal Community Science Investigators (iCSI) creates a network of four geographically diverse informal science institutions working together on strategies to engage youth ages 10-13 through location based augmented reality (AR) games played on smartphones. These high-interest, kid-friendly games will be used by families visiting the ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2012
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The objective of this project is to extend the concept of crowdsourcing in citizen science to the interaction design of the organization as well as to data collection. Distributed technologies offer new opportunities for conducting scientific research on a larger scale than ever before by enabling distributed collaboration. Virtual organizations ... »