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Informal learning includes everyday experiences and experiences in designed settings, such as museums, zoos, and nature programs. They also include experiences in out-of-school programs, such as after-school clubs, programs, and citizen science.

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Connected Science Learning January-March 2018

Volume 1, Issue 5 STEM Learning in Environmental Settings ...

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Connected Science Learning October-December 2017

Volume 1, Issue 4 STEM Education for Early Learners ...

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Latest Resources

 

Web Seminar

Science Update: Is Cancer Inevitable? July 14, 2022

Join us on Thursday, July 14, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Science Update web seminars....

 

Journal Article

Using Human-Centered Design to Enhance the Guest Experience at the Dallas Arboretum
 

Reports Article

Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, May 17, 2022
 

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Sponsored Web Seminar: Industry-based Artificial Intelligence STEM Program in Your Classroom, June 1, 2022

Join us on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET to learn about STEMwave, an innovative program for middle and high school students....

 

Reports Article

Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, April 26, 2022
 

Web Seminar

Web Seminar: NSTA Teacher Awards – Recognizing Excellence Rewarded, October 27, 2022

Join us on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET, to learn how you can win cash and prizes for your outstanding work as a science e...

 

Journal Article

Piloting Virtual Field Trips During a Pandemic
 

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NSTA/ASTE Web Seminar: Building Tomorrow’s Science Teachers: The What, Why and How of Formal/Informal Partnerships for Teacher Education & Professional Development, July 28, 2022

Join us on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for a NSTA/ASTE co-sponsored web seminar in the series titled Preparing the N...

 

Journal Article

Data-Driven Science Vlogging for Connected Learning Anywhere
 

Journal Article

MindHive: An Online Citizen Science Tool and Curriculum for Human Brain and Behavior Research
 

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Web Seminar: Transforming Science Education Through Service to NSTA, September 22, 2022

Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET, to learn about leadership opportunities within NSTA. Question…What do y...

 

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Archive: Case Studies from Connected Science Learning: Transformative Science Learning through Museum-School Collaboration, May 16, 2022

Strategic partnerships that bring together schools and other organizations–such as museums–have the potential to transform learning in ways that n...

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