Sharing Best Practices and Effective Models for Program Evaluation and Demonstrating the Impact of your Education and Public Outreach Programs

Session ID#: 25703

Session Description:
This session welcomes presentations related to evaluation and assessment efforts of education and public outreach (EPO) and communication programs. The desire to improve outcomes and impacts, along with continual pressure from funding agencies and other stakeholders has made evaluation a critical piece of all EPO programs and is becoming increasingly important to commmunication efforts as well. Demonstrating the impact of a program is more than reporting metrics and can include changes in participants’ awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. We welcome presentations from evaluators and those who work with evaluators to highlight robust evaluation plans, evaluation tools, partnerships working with evaluators, lessons learned, and examples of successful program evaluations.
Primary Convener:  Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Conveners:  Hilarie B Davis, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States and Jake Noel-Storr, InsightSTEM, Tucson, AZ, United States

  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Deanna McCay1, Laura Lautz1 and Patrick Fiorenza2, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Hezel Associates, Syracuse, NY, United States
Erik Dutilly1,2, Donna J Charlevoix3 and Beth A Bartel3, (1)Boulder, CO, United States, (2)CU Boulder, School of Education, Boulder, United States, (3)UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States
Gemma Carr, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Daniel P Loucks, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, United States and Guenter Bloeschl, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria
Nektaria Eleni Adaktylou1,2, Mikell Lynne Hedley3, Svetlana Darche4, Evangeline Harris-Stefanakis5, Matt David Silberglitt4, Janet Struble3, Pamela Bingham6 and Kevin Czajkowski3, (1)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (2)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics, Athens, Greece, (3)University of Toledo, Geography and Planning, Toledo, OH, United States, (4)WestEd, Oakland, CA, United States, (5)Boston University, Boston, United States, (6)Bingham Consulting Services, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Leah A Wasser, University of Colorado at Boulder, Earth Lab / CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States and Anne U Gold, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
J John Taber1, Wendy Bohon2, Tammy K Bravo1, Mladen Dordevic1, Perle M Dorr1, Michael Hubenthal1, Jenda A Johnson3, Danielle Sumy1, Russ Welti2 and Hilarie B Davis4, (1)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Earth Sciences Animated, Portland, OR, United States, (4)TLC Inc., Jensen Beach, FL, United States
James B Harold1, Paul Dusenbery2, Ginger Fitzhugh3, Keliann LaConte4 and Anne Holland2, (1)Space Science Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Space Science Institute Boulder, National Center for Interactive Learning, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Education Development Center, Inc., Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States
Donna J Charlevoix, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States and Erik Dutilly, Boulder, CO, United States
Rafael Rosolem, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom and Jane Pritchard, University of Bristol, Academic Staff Development, Bristol, United Kingdom
Hilarie B Davis, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States, C Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Heliophysics Science Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Louis Mayo, Lutterworth, Leicest, United Kingdom
Timothy F Slater, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Sarah Kathryn Guffey, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, United States, Timothy F Slater, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States and Stephanie J Slater, CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research, Laramie, WY, United States
Bradford Davey, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States
Carol Haden, Magnolia Consulting, Charlottesville, VA, United States and Matthew J Penn, National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States

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