The Lemelson Foundation Advancing SCILS (STEM, Creativity & Innovation Learning through Synergies). 2013-2014. Project Director
Australian Research Council #LP120100120. Translating zoo visitors’ behavioural intentions into conservation actions using evidence-based post-visit experiences. 2012-2015. Co-Principal Investigator
NSF #DRL-1114255 Collaborative Research: Zoo and Aquarium Action Research Collaborative (ZAARC). 2011-2014. Project Director
The Noyce Foundation SYNERGIES: Understanding and Connecting STEM Learning in the Community. 2011-2015. Project Director
NSF #DRL-0638981 Informal Science Education Resource Center. 2007-2015. Co-Principal Investigator.
NSF #DRL-1010577 Pushing the Limits: Building Capacity to Enhance the Understanding of Science and Math through Rural Libraries, 2010-2014. Co-Principal Investigator
Selected Recent Publications
Liu, C-C & Falk, J.H. (in press). Serious fun: Viewing hobbyist activities through a learning lens. International Journal of Science Education, Part II.
Falk, J. H., & Needham, M. D. (2013). Factors contributing to adult knowledge of science and technology. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50(4), 431-452.
Falk, J.H., & Dierking, L.D. (2013). The museum experience revisited. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Falk, J.H., Randol, S. & Dierking, L.D. (2012). Understanding the informal science education landscape: An exploratory study. Public Understanding of Science, 21(7), 865 – 874.
Falk, J.H., Ballantyne, R., Packer, J. & Benckendorff, P. (2012). Travel and learning: A neglected tourism research area. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 908-927.
Falk, J.H. (2012). The Learning Tourist: The role of identity-related visit motivations. Tourism in Marine Environments, 7(3/4), 223-232.
Falk, J.H. & Needham, M. (2011). Measuring the impact of a science center on its community. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(1), 1-12.
Falk, J.H. (2011). Contextualizing Falk’s visitor identity-related motivation model. Visitor Studies, 14(2), 141-157.
Falk, J.H. & Dierking, L.D. (2010). The 95% Solution: School is not where most Americans learn most of their science. American Scientist, 98, 486-493.
Falk, J.H. & Storksdieck, M. (2010).Science learning in a leisure setting. Journal of Research inScience Teaching, 47(2), 194-212.
Falk, J.H. & Balling, J.D. (2010) Evolutionary influence on human visual preference. Environment and Behavior, 42, 479-493.
Falk, J.H. (2009). Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience. Walnut Creek, CA: LeftCoast Press.