This project set out to investigate the tools Informal Science Learning (ISL) professionals use to assess and monitor audiences. We focused on evaluating the potential of ScienceCapital-informed monitoring data, and tested the appetite for shared tools and methods amongst ISL practitioners. The work was funded by UKRI and jointly delivered with the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC),the British Science Association (BSA); with support from Professor Louise Archer, University College London, and John Knell, consultant and UK director of Culture Counts.
Working closely with these stakeholders, we:
I conducted and oversaw forty semi-structured interviews with museums, universities, STEM engagement businesses, science festivals, science and discovery centres, civil society organisations and funders. A roundtable event informed our final report and recommendations.
The outputs from this project included a report outlining:
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