Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 4, 57–67, 2021
Geosci. Commun., 4, 57–67, 2021

Research article 18 Feb 2021

Research article | 18 Feb 2021

Demonstrating change from a drop-in space soundscape exhibit by using graffiti walls both before and after

Martin O. Archer et al.

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We show that integrating evaluation tools both before and after a drop-in engagement activity enables the demonstration of change and, thus, short-term impact. In our case, young families who listened to space sounds exhibited changed language and conceptions about space in their graffiti wall responses afterwards, exemplifying the power of sound in science communication. We suggest that evaluation tools be adopted both before and after drop-in activities in general.
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