Project Learn Resources (PLR) is a collection of brochures, photographs, negatives, and slides of activities undertaken by teachers, students, mentors and scientists during Project LEARN in the 1990s. The majority are undated.
Majority of material found within 1997, 1998, undated
Conditions Governing Access
Materials in this collection are open for access. The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Conditions Governing Use
Not all of the materials in the collection are in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers (LEARN) began in 1991 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help fill the critical need of science teacher professional development. NSF funded two versions of LEARN. The fundamental goal of both LEARN programs was to increase middle school science teacher knowledge of and interest in the atmospheric sciences. The first project began in 1991 and brought 40 middle school and junior high school teachers from California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for three consecutive summers. The second project was funded in 1996 and partnered with 48 teachers from rural schools in Colorado. In addition to the three consecutive summer workshops at NCAR, LEARN staff and scientists from NCAR traveled to the rural Colorado school districts for three additional days of instruction. - https://www.ucar.edu/learn/aboutlrn.htm viewed 12/02/2015.
Items in the box were processed in the order they were placed in the box. The majority are undated but the Archivist assistant could determine from the Project LEARN subject file that most of the items are from 1997-1999.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Materials have not been reformatted to a digital medium. Some are not available for viewing due to preservation concerns associated with playing the original items, or because equipment is not available such as slide projectors and vhs players.Materials have not been reformatted to a digital medium. Some are not available for viewing due to preservation concerns associated with playing the original items, or because equipment is not available such as slide projectors and vhs players.
PLC is a collection of photographs, negatives, slides, and brochures used in the Project LEARN programs during the 1990s. The collection was transferred from Natalie Ponsford in Spark! on 1/17/2013. Labels on and inside the box indicate that the contents came from Dr. Sandra Henderson, science educator and Project LEARN co-investigator. The majority of the items are undated but materials from the Project LEARN subject file indicates the timeframe of the collection is 1996-1999.
A Project LEARN subject file exists and contains printouts of articles published on the internet by UCAR/NCAR organization.
The collection was processed December 2015. Photographs, negatives, and slides were refoldered into acid free folders and negative protectors. Duplicates have been discarded. Staples and clips have been discarded. Photographs in an undated album have been removed from the album and leafed with acid free paper.