Grant Records,
circa 1999-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-207
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1999-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation from other family members. Four distinct curriculums were developed: "Senses" for pre-kindergartners, "Rocks" for kindergartners, "Dirt" for first-graders; and "Water" for second-graders. Materials include grant proposal, status reports, backpack materials, early versions of the backpacks, illustrations, graphics, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, electronic records, DAT tapes, evaluations, and materials from meetings with teachers and principals. Some materials are in Spanish and some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-207, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Grant Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Texaco Foundation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Natural history museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soils Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Water Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Senses and sensation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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