2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

September/October 2005

In this issue

I. Project 2061 Turns 20
AAAS launched Project 2061 in 1985—the year Halley’s Comet was last visible from Earth. Here’s a look at milestones from our first 20 years of working to advance science literacy for all. Read more.

II. Field Notes
In this new series, educators from across the country offer their perspectives on the benefits and challenges of putting Project 2061 reform tools to work. Learn more.

III. CCMS Community Shares Research
Part II of our coverage of the 2005 Knowledge Sharing Institute looks at models in science, data collection and analysis, and the curriculum development process. Read more.

IV. New Project 2061 Home Page
The Project 2061 Web site home page has undergone a redesign to enhance usability and help visitors find content more quickly. Guided in part by survey data gathered from site visitors, the new page features a “What’s New” section and a “Need help finding things?” link that connects visitors to the search engine. “Quick Links” take visitors to popular content areas, such as Project 2061’s online publications and textbook evaluations. Visit the new home page.