Communities of Learning for Urban Environments and Science



CLUES is the fifth project conducted by PISEC, the Philadelphia/Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative. PISEC was formed in 1992 when four major Philadelphia informal science institutions—The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and The New Jersey State Aquarium—joined to conduct research and outreach projects in support of family science learning. Learn more about the History of PISEC Projects.

The Franklin Institute The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

Philadelphia Zoo The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196

Advance discovery, understanding, and stewardship of the natural world through compelling exhibition and interpretation of living animals and plants.

Academy of Natural Sciences The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America's oldest natural history museum, and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications, and educational programming.

NJ Academy for Aquatic Sciences The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences promotes the understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats through research, education and youth development programs.

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