University of Nebraska (University of Nebraska State Museum)

Log Number: ARPML-250715-OMLS-22

The University of Nebraska State Museum will revise two of its gallery programs, Nebraska Ecology and Explore Evolution, with updated content and associated activities aligned with Nebraska’s science standards. The museum will also update its Explore Evolution virtual field trip and science kit. The gallery programs are developed for Lincoln public school students who represent a diverse population and include 70% of the school-age students in the metro area. The project will also support rural secondary schools that rely upon Explore Evolution as an important element of their curriculum on genetics, natural selection, and evolution. This project is designed to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery by providing standards aligned programs that help Lincoln students who are falling behind on standards due to educational disruptions, while supporting a return to museum field-trip opportunities.