Project evaluation will be undertaken by Angela Larson, owner and principal consultant for the Goldstream Group in Fairbanks. Larson has been evaluating educational programs since 1999 and specializes in K-12 science programs, and has also developed educational projects for the Fairbanks School District and headed the planning and development department of the Fairbanks Native Association.

Larson’s evaluation will be based on a logic model developed within the first month of the award, and will include both formative and summative components using a mixed-methods design to monitor measurable outcomes through both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Evaluation will focus on providing feedback about the project’s development, implementation, and outcomes to the project staff and stakeholders to aid in decision-making.