NSF Office of International Science and Engineering and Formal and Informal Science Education Programs, Award # 1016120:
US-Russia: Informal Science Learning in Ecological Contexts: Personal, place-based & cultural views of learning in contrasting mountain systems
This project brings together the faculty and students at Montana State University (MSU) USA and Gorno Altaisk State University (GASU) Russian Federation to plan informal science education research and education activities in two distinct but similar mountain systems (Yellowstone, USA and Altai republic,
nous Altai people participated in two of the workshops.
The workshops addressed informal science learning in an ecological context and focus on issues of culture and diversity as they relate to indigenous populations in contrasting ecological and social systems. Workshop participants will report on their current research and education activities, interact with leading Altai regional experts in ecology, archaeology and education and plan a collaborative research and education agenda focusing on science learning in informal and formal settings.