Building an Informal Learning Network
The NASA’s Universe of Learning project, ASTC, and Smithsonian Affiliations have partnered with dozens of informal learning organizations across the country. The resulting Informal Learning Network has co-created program models that illustrate how venues of informal learning can use NASA Astrophysics science content and expertise to engage their audiences in science learning. The NASA’s UoL Informal Learning Network’s efforts were highlighted in the March 2020 issue of the Connected Science Learning journal. This online journal highlights effective mechanisms for collaboration and cocreation, and experiences that support STEM ecosystems that connect school and out-of-school settings.