Children explore the Discovery Room at Carnegie Museum of Natural History / photo: Joey Kennedy
Children explore the Discovery Room at Carnegie Museum of Natural History / photo: Joey Kennedy

Connecting with nature, taking pictures, observing like a scientist

Digital Discovery Room was a project of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It was an online space where young children could post digital photos of things they saw in nature and receive feedback from other members of the community, which included other kids, parents and museum scientists. By commenting on the photos, scientists would provide information about the specimens photographed, and even encourage scientific thinking by offering suggestions of what kinds of factors kids could look for next time they saw the specimen. The program sought to enable early learning at home through the digital medium of photo sharing.

Digital Discovery Room was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Matt Hannigan