Research

Sunstones at The Lawrence

Environmental Protectors Project

This four-year National Science Foundation-funded project engages youth of color between 14 and 18 years of age, who live in […]

Two high school students record environmental data collected in EBAYS program

Energy Interns Program: Pathways to STEM Careers

The Lawrence Hall of Science received a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (award #1849958) to create the Energy Interns […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

Investigating Measurement of STEM Engagement and Advocacy in Older Adults

Researchers and learning designers from the University of California, Berkeley wanted to find out more about how older adults engage […]

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.

Augmenting Museum Visits: Guiding Families to Share in the Learning

The Lawrence Hall of Science is engaging in a three-year project (Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #MG-40-18-0005-18) that […]

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Research and Policy Briefs

Romero, V. F., Collins, M., Young, A., Laina, V., Dorph, R., Pande, A., Strang, C., & Foreman, J. (2022). Improving […]

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

Publications

Academic Articles Romero, V., Foreman, J., Strang, C., Rodriguez, L., Payan, R.,  Moore-Bailey, K., & Olsen, S. (In press). Racial […]

Students in front of The Lawrence

Reflecting on Practice™ (RoP)

RoP is a professional learning program designed for adoption by informal science learning environments so that all educators in an organization can participate and learn together. The trademarked program immerses all types of educators—veteran and beginning, full-time and part-time, career and seasonal—in discussions about, reflections on, and applications of research and theory on learning and teaching science.

A young person looks through a telescope of the view at The Lawrence.

Positioning Youth for Success in Science: Studying the Malleability and Impact of Computational Thinking for Science

In collaboration with the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Research Group is engaging in a […]

A child looks through a telescope.

Working Towards Equitable Organizations in Environmental Education

Working Towards Equitable Organizations Workshop Series is a collaboration between the Lawrence Hall of Science and an organization called Youth […]

A child and an adult work together on a science project at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

FIRST

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST®) is a national and international nonprofit organization that seeks to support […]

Two young people explore an exhibit at The Lawrence.

Activation Lab

The Learning Activation Lab is a national research and design effort to dramatically strengthen learning in the United States and […]

Two children at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

BEETLES

Better Environmental Education Teaching, Learning, Expertise & Sharing (BEETLES) is a program affiliated with the Lawrence Hall of Science that […]

A young person is building a structure at The Lawrence.

Schoolyard Scientists/East Bay Academy for Young Scientists

Based at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, the East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) serves youth […]