DHA Services

David Heil & Associates, Inc.  provides services in the core areas of Comprehensive Strategic & Business Planning, Program, Exhibit & New Enterprise Development, and Research & Evaluation. Please click on each category below to learn more and to see examples from our project portfolio.    

Comprehensive Strategic & Business Planning


Selected Projects:
PSC Report     Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA – Comprehensive strategic business plan development including envisioning, statewide market research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, design of new strategic initiatives, exhibits and facilities development plans.

NAAEE Report     
North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, DC – Comprehensive strategic vision and plan to position the organization to grow in both stature and size and to assume a more pivotal presence and leadership role in environmental education. Implemented a robust strategic planning process that ensured authentic stakeholder engagement, critical analysis, realistic and compelling strategies, successful plan implementation, and informed monitoring of the NAAEE enterprise in the future.

GLSC Report     Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH – Comprehensive envisioning, market analysis and creation of three-year business plan that streamlined business practices, improved overall visitor experience and financial performance, and guided growth of future outreach initiatives and other new enterprise development.

SCSE Report     

Sanford Center for Science Education, Lead, SD – Initial market assessment; local, regional, national and international industry benchmarking and institutional positioning. Initial content development plan for use in future planning through all stages of design and development. Targeted market research and analysis to identify broad market interests, needs and expectations to inform future planning and development of the Sanford Center for Science Education.

Program, Exhibit & New Enterprise Development


Selected Projects:

FFSE Books

Foundation For Family Science & Engineering, Portland, OR – Compiled and edited Family Science, a hands-on science publication targeting families and under-served populations. Lead content developer and designer of Family Engineering: An Activity & Event Planning Guide, an NSF-funded project.

Voices Of The Bay Report     National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC – Researched and developed innovative, interdisciplinary curricular modules titled Voices of the Bay, featuring the fisheries of Monterey Bay.

ECM Report     eCYBERMISSION, Washington, DC – Consultant on the design and launch of eCYBERMISSION, a national web-based science, technology, engineering and math youth awards program for students in grades six through nine; coordinated week-long National Judging and Educational Event in Washington DC for 60 student finalists and their team advisors.


Research & Evaluation


Selected Projects:
         ASTC Report

    Association of Science and Technology Centers, Washington, DC – Front-end, formative, and summative evaluation of C3, a NSF-funded project to promote public understanding of global climate change through local studies of climate phenomena. The project is led by ASTC, and includes partnerships with The Yale Project on Climate Change, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, ScienCentral, Inc., and 12 participating science centers.

           LSU Report

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA – Design and implement a comprehensive evaluation of the BioStart project that includes formative evaluation to support the development of the project deliverables, and a summative evaluation to measure program outcomes for the students, teachers, and parents involved in the BioStart program.

      NSTA Report

    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Arlington, VA – Multiple projects including formative and summative evaluations of the NSF-funded Linking Science & Literacy, Science Assessment, and Science & English Language Learners conferences, and the weeklong Mickelson-Exxon-Mobil Teachers' Academy that provides teachers with tools for integrating math and science teaching and fostering inquiry-based learning.

    WASBE Report

Washington State Board of Education,
Olympia, WA – Development and implementation of a methodology to review the Washington's K-12 science standards. The review included a comprehensive review of relevant state and national documents, assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the standards, an expert panel review to benchmark the standards to exemplar states and nations, and facilitation of stakeholder and public input processes.