EVOking Learning and Understanding Through Investigations Of the Natural Sciences (EVOLUTIONS) and Science Career Orientation and Readiness Program for Students (Sci.CORPS)
EVOLUTIONS is an after school club for New Haven and West Haven high school students. It places a primary focus on college preparation, science literacy and transferable skills development, and student members receive academic credit at their schools for participating. Annual projects include the mounting of an exhibition and student-produced videos intended to teach science concepts to elementary-aged students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to regional science centers in addition to an annual college visitation trip.
Sci.CORPS is a new program component serving older program veterans. Participants are trained as exhibit interpreters and enter an employment ladder that leads to paid opportunities in the Peabody Museum.