2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

July/August 2009

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Project 2061 Web Resources Now in Chinese

Project 2061’s science literacy resources are reaching a larger international audience thanks to the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), which has posted a Chinese version of Project 2061’s web site. The work is the result of a 2007 agreement with AAAS, one of a number of publishing and education projects that bring AAAS together with Chinese science and technology organizations. Working with China's Popular Science Press, CAST also helped in publishing Chinese translations of Science for All Americans, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Atlas of Science Literacy, and other Project 2061 books.

View Project 2061’s web site in Chinese at http://2061.cast.org.cn/.

Michael Lampert Wins AAAS Science Education Prize

[PHOTOGRAPH] Michael Lampert [Image © Benjamin Lampert]

An array of hands-on science activities and other innovative ways to inspire his Oregon students have earned Michael Lampert the 2009 AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize. The $1,000 prize honors a high school science teacher who has made a significant contribution to advancing science education.

Read the AAAS news story.

Register for 2009-2010 Atlas Workshops

Looking for a new perspective on science content standards? Let Project 2061’s Atlas of Science Literacy strand maps show you the “big picture” of how student understanding in key topics might grow from K to 12. Our “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshops will help you enhance your understanding of science literacy and improve curricula, instruction, and assessment.

Register now for an Atlas workshop in our 2009-2010 lineup:

  • September 14-16, 2009, Museum of Life + Science, Durham, NC
  • October 19-21, 2009, AAAS, Washington, DC
  • January 25-27, 2010, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
  • February 3-5, 2010, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  • October 6-8, 2010, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO

For details on scholarships, early registration discounts, and more, visit the workshop section of our web site.

Pew/AAAS Study Highlights Gap Between the Public and Scientists

Most people in the U.S. admire scientists, but regard for the nation's science achievement is falling and many don't believe in climate change or evolution, says a study by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and AAAS.

Read the full AAAS news story.

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