Making the Connection Between Formal and Informal Learning
The Space Science Institute (SSI) of Boulder, Colorado has recently developed two museum exhibits called the Space Weather Center and MarsQuest. It is currently planning to develop a third exhibit called Cosmic Origins. The Space Weather Center was developed in partnership with various research missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. These exhibitions provide research scientists the opportunity to engage in a number of activities that are vital to the success of these national outreach programs. The focus of this paper will be on how the MarsQuest project is making connections between informal and formal education and the roles that scientists can play in these endeavors.
Dusenbery, P. B., & Morrow, C. A. (2004). Making the Connection Between Formal and Informal Learning (Vol. 319, p. 275). Presented at the NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference. Retrieved from http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2