Video: SCIENCES: Supporting a Community’s Informal Education Needs—Confidence and Empowerment in STEM

Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Aquarium and Zoo Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | Families | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Climate | Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography | Life science | Nature of science
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Chicago Zoological Society, University of Illinois at Chicago

This video presents reflections on SCIENCES: Supporting a Community’s Informal Education Needs—Confidence and Empowerment in STEM. SCIENCES brought together Eden Place Nature Center and the Chicago Zoological Society to collaboratively support environmental conservation and lifelong scientific learning in the Fuller Park neighborhood of Chicago. 

The SCIENCES project began in 2013 and focused on adapting existing educational programs into a suite of environmentally focused science learning opportunities for professional, student, and public audiences in the Fuller Park neighborhood. SCIENCES programs included educator professional development, family programs, camp, youth programs, workshops, festivals, conservation action events, school group classes, field trips, and the King Conservation Science Scholars teen volunteer program. Attendance at approximately 90 programs between 2014 and 2017 totaled over 3,800.

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Team Members

Sarah Breen BarteckiSarah Breen BarteckiPrincipal Investigator
Lisa-Anne DeGregoria KellyLisa-Anne DeGregoria KellyCo-Principal Investigator
Dean GrosshandlerCo-Principal Investigator

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