We originally featured Informal Science in the 9-07-2018 Scout Report, and this site continues to be an excellent place to find resources for non-classroom STEM educators.
STEM educators and researchers interested in engaging with the public may find Informal Science to be a valuable resource. Informal Science features a diverse collection of pedagogical resources designed to help support STEM educators in lifelong learning environments beyond formal classrooms. Here, readers will find a "portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal STEM education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments." The homepage features an interface where visitors may search Informal Science's collection of resources by a variety of fields such as learning environment (e.g. theater programs or conferences), audience (e.g. pre-K children or policymakers), or discipline (e.g. art or mathematics). The menu bar at the top facilitates browsing through their guides on developing projects, conducting research using informal STEM education, and evaluating projects. Informal Science is funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education.