Education Development Center Inc. was looking to develop an informal education program to explore the impact of scientific analysis on the interpretation of history and culture. With a grant from the National Science Foundation we developed an online activity center, a traveling exhibition, documentary video and resource materials exploring the interdisciplinary field of archaeology as it draws on multiple fields in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Using ancient Nubia as a context for informal education activities, the project’s learning objectives were for students to make connections between the sciences and the humanities and explore the impact of scientific analysis on the interpretation of history and culture.
My role was to assist in content development, coordinate community outreach to implement the program in schools and informal learning centers and to develop and administer training for educators using the program. digNubia was exhibited nationally at sites including Boston’s United South End Settlements and the Children’s Creativity Museum at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. The website, digNubia, was featured in Adobe’s Customer Showcase Success Stories and recieved over 1,450,000 visitors between 2001 and 2003. Press release.