Steve Gano

Professional Title
Director for Education
About Me (Bio)
Steve Gano is Director for Education in the Digital Media department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He led the technical and interactive design strategy for Museum web sites such as OLogy, the Museum's web site for kids, Resources for Learning, an online repository of educational materials, and Science Bulletins. Prior to joining the Museum, Steve developed advanced interactive media applications on the research staffs of Atari, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple Computer, and as a consultant to industry leaders including Interval Research, Macromedia, and Microsoft. Steve received a B.A. in psychology from Indiana University, a B.S. in computer science from Purdue University, and an M.S. in media technology from MIT, where he developed some of the seminal applications in interactive media technology at the Architecture Machine Group (now the Media Lab).
American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

This project uses media such as Science Bulletin Snapshots to engage students with current research and to foster scientific understanding and civic engagement. Through environmental case studies, students learn to develop hypotheses, analyze scientific data, and make conclusions. To address the objectives, the project will create inquiry-based case studies to situate several central ecological principles, as determined by national and state standards, into the context of environmental issues.

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

This project is refining and testing two case study units on contemporary issues in ecology for urban middle and high school students underserved in their connection to nature. The case studies are based on two Science Bulletins, digital media stories about current science produced by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), which use current scientific data to link ecological principles to real-world environmental issues, and to link issues to human daily life.