Note: Mike has a conflict, so J.T. will be leading this meeting.
I have recently developed an interest in designed informal learning environments (think science museum). The attached .pdf file is the Summary from the NRC's 2009 report, "Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits". I would like everyone to read it and then to use the meeting to discuss potentially interesting directions to take research in these environments. Alternatively, if people are more interested, I am currently helping the Impression 5 Science Museum in Lansing to design a new Water Room exhibit and would be interested in soliciting ideas from people for components they think would be interesting and productive to have in such a space.