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Earth Institute Research Projects

DIP: Interaction Research in Complex Informal Learning Environments (IRCILE)

Lead PI: Mr. Marc A. Levy

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

January 2012 - December 2015
Inactive
North America ; New York
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: This subaward from the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was for a 3-year National Science Foundation grant on Interaction Research in Complex Informal Learning Environments. CIESIN provided scientific guidance on sustainability issues in support of the development of the award-winning Connected World Exhibit, now available at NYSCI.

OUTCOMES: Connected Worlds, a major multimedia, interactive exhibit on sustainability at the New York Hall of Science: https://nysci.org/home/exhibits/connected-worlds/. The exhibit has received the 2017 Gold MUSE award, in the category for interpretive interactive installations, from the American Alliance of Museums.

SPONSOR:

New York Hall of Science

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$217,792

RESEARCH TEAM:

Robert Chen, Susana Adamo, Mark Becker, Valentina Mara, Alex de Sherbinin, Tricia Chai-Onn

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Design I/O LLC; Education Development Center, Inc.

WEBSITE:

https://nysci.org/home/exhibits/connected-worlds/

KEYWORDS

sustainability informal learning museum education

THEMES

Sustainable living