2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

September/October 2009

In this issue

I. Project 2061 Promotes Climate Literacy
With new grants for developing instructional resources and for organizing a conference of informal science educators, Project 2061 is making climate science literacy a high priority for students and the public. Read the full story.

II. Toward a Climate-Literate Citizenry: An Interview with Frank Niepold
What does a climate-literate person need to know and be able to do? NOAA’s Frank Niepold has been deeply involved in defining climate science literacy and promoting its importance. Read the interview.

III. Find an Atlas Workshop Near You!
Project 2061’s popular “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshops are back again for 2010 in cities around the country, including Cambridge, Massachusetts; Columbia, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C. New this year is a workshop in Calgary, Canada, at the TELUS World of Science. Learn how you and your school or district can use Atlas strand maps to improve K-12 science curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

For details on registration, Early-Bird discounts, and scholarships, visit Project 2061’s workshop headquarters.

IV. This Just In...
Get the latest information on Project 2061 events and news for the science education community. A new review of Greenwood Press’s Battleground: Schools and an award for the Chinese translation of Atlas of Science Literacy top this issue’s announcements.

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