Spark is gearing up to turn our exhibit galleries at NCAR's Mesa Lab in Boulder into a "Learning Lab". Thousands of people visit our galleries each year, providing us with a great opportunity to test new approaches to science education and study the effectiveness of those techniques.
Spark staff have begun a few small-scale studies of the effectiveness of our existing resources. We have also begun to work with other local science education groups to help them test their resources with our visitors. In the near future, we will invite UCAR member universities to test materials they've developed in the context of the Mesa Lab galleries.
If you work with a science education organization in our vicinity or with one of the UCAR member universities and would like to find out more about Spark's Learning Lab initiative, please contact us.