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Year Published: 2016
EVOLUTIONS (Evoking Learning and Understanding Through Investigations of the Natural Sciences) is a multi-year afterschool program for high school students at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2014-2015 school year, participants demonstrated gains along three major categories of youth outcomes—interest in STEM, capacity to engage in STEM, and finding value in STEM.
Program Name: EVOLUTIONS After School Program
Program Description: EVOLUTIONS (Evoking Learning and Understanding Through Investigations of the Natural Sciences) is a multi-year afterschool program for high school students at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Students increase their scientific knowledge, learn about current research, grow their science communications skills, and participate in opportunities for college preparation and career awareness.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: New Haven, CT
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: High School
Program Demographics: 60 percent girls. 80 percent racial or ethnic minorities and 70 percent eligible for free/ reduced meals at school. Approximately 25 percent speak a language other than English at home, and half are first generation college aspirants.
Program Website: http://evolutions.peabody.yale.edu