We work to improve all aspects of public science education, from how science is taught to how citizens implement scientific thinking and processes to solve community problems. Explore the three ways we are working to improve the public’s scientific literacy.
Every community is unique. Generic science educational resources can be alienating to many communities and seen as irrelevant to their students and teachers. We’ll work with you to identify important community stories, observations, and experiences, then help prototype science curricula stemming from experiences that your students can relate to, using the best pedagogies available so that your students engage in the real process of science.
What We Do
There are many new teaching technologies and tools out there that promise more than they can deliver. How do you know what’s right for you? We’ll help you identify technology that is relevant for your teaching environment, help you prototype new teaching-with-technology experiences, and train teachers in the use of new and relevant teaching technologies.
What We Do
Science shouldn’t stop at the classroom door, nor should it be limited to “citizen science” projects that outsource work on questions of interest mostly to the researcher. Through the use of the Internet of Things, low-cost sensors, and open source coding, we’ll help integrate the practice of science into your community so you can find quality answers to the questions that concern your community.