The National Museum of Natural History seeks a contractor to work with the education team and scientists to research, gather, and write scientific and instructional information about paleobiology for a non-scientific audience to be included in instructional manuals, online training and online educational activities. The contract is part of a project funded through a National Science Foundation grant. The project, called Lineage, is a partnership between NMNH, Twin Cities Public Television, Schell Games, Rockman et al, and the Institute for Learning Innovations (ILI). The project as a whole includes hands-on activities and associated training to implement the activities, educational research on family learning, a two-hour television program, a virtual reality experience, and outreach to additional institutions across the country. Proposals are due to Amy Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 18, 2019 by 5 p.m. in the submitter's time zone.
Community Coordinator, Fossil Atmospheres Project
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks a contractor to work with the education and paleobiology teams at NMNH to coordinate the citizen science element of "Fossil Atmospheres," a project funded through a National Science Foundation grant. The project as a whole is a collaboration between NMNH Department of Paleobiology (NMNH Paleo), NMNH Office of Education and Outreach (NMNH E&O), the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) and Haverford College. It includes scientific research on using Ginkgo biloba leaves as a proxy for atmospheric carbon-dioxide in the geological past, and a citizen science project that includes an online component and a nationwide specimen collection effort. This contract addresses the grant elements related to citizen science and education. Quotes are due to Laura Soul at SoulL@si.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Q?rius Technology Assistant
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks a contractor to work with the education team at NMNH to support educational programming for Q?rius, an innovative 10,000-square-foot interactive space developed and operated by the NMNH Office of Education & Outreach. The contractor will work closely with the Q?rius Manager and the Office of Education & Outreach team to support the use and maintenance of a variety of equipment and technology used throughout the venue. The Q?rius Technology Assistant will provide a variety technical services and audio-visual support to ensure the proper functioning of Q?rius. Quotes are due to Christian Thomas at ThomasCR@si.edu by 5 p.m. on February 11, 2019.