The Lineage project is helping to improve how we understand lifelong learning through a comprehensive educational media and outreach initiative that will engage individuals and families in learning about deep time and evolution, helping audiences come to newfound understandings of the connections between the past, present, and future of life on Earth. This National Science Foundation-funded project is a partnership between Twin Cities PBS, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Schell Games, the Institute for Learning Innovation and Rockman et al. The Institute will conduct a study that investigates how intergenerational co-play with physical artifacts compared to virtual artifacts influences STEM learning and engagement. The findings will lead to critical strategic impacts for the field, building knowledge about ongoing innovation in the free choice learning space.

Project Team: Deborah Siegel Ph.D., Lynn Dierking Ph.D., Scott Pattison.