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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Informal, Afterschool, and Public Engagement
Informal, afterschool and public engagement includes projects and associated reports that explore issues of science learning in a range of settings and for people of all ages. Learning experiences in museums, zoos, aquariums and through the media are included here, as well as programs for adults.



Climate Change Education: Goals, Audiences, and Strategies: A Workshop Summary  (BECS,BOSE)

The global scientific and policy community now unequivocally accepts that human activities cause global climate change. Although information on climate change is readily available, the nation still... Read more

Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments  (BOSE,CFE)

Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in... Read more

Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits  (BOSE,CFE)

Informal science is a burgeoning field that operates across a broad range of venues and envisages learning outcomes for individuals, schools, families, and society. The evidence base that describes... Read more

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