From: "AAAS Project 2061" <project2061@aaas.org>
Subject: Project 2061 Update: Public awareness campaign, Atlas workshops, and more
Date: 8/26/2003 5:58:54 PM

Dear Friend of AAAS Project 2061:

We thought you would like to know about the recent publications, research, and activities of Project 2061 highlighted below. Thanks for your continued interest in our work.

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AAAS launches Partnership for Science Literacy

AAAS, through its Project 2061 and Education and Human Resources directorates, recently launched the Partnership for Science Literacy, a new public awareness initiative focused on science education. The initiative is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to empower families, particularly those in minority communities, to become more involved in their children's science learning. Building on the theme of "Science. It's Everywhere!", the initiative includes television and print public service announcements in English and in Spanish (one of our ads appears in the September issue of Parents magazine, page 254) and a free Family Guide to Science. Local versions of the guide are available for Austin, Chicago, Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Los Angeles, and Tampa - communities that helped launch the initiative.

Please visit the initiative's new Web site at <http://www.ScienceEverywhere.org>. Created in collaboration with TryScience.org, the "Science. It's Everywhere!" Web site provides family-friendly information and activities along with links to electronic resources for children and adults.

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More online science resources for kids.

AAAS has also launched a new Web-based service to provide a weekly science news story especially written to interest children. It's "Science for Kids" and you can access it through Project 2061's Family & Community section of its Web site, under Resources for Kids: <http://www.project2061.org/family.htm> or through the AAAS Web site at: <http://www.eurekalert.org/kidsnews>. Science for Kids features a new story every Thursday afternoon.

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Read latest issue of 2061 Today

The Summer 2003 issue of Project 2061's newsletter is now available in print and online. Featured in this issue are Project 2061's Center for Curriculum Materials in Science and an interview with Dr. Matthew Schneps about the Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library project. You'll also find an invitation to reflect on ten years of Benchmarks for Science Literacy by sharing your experiences with this Project 2061 tool. And if you currently receive 2061 Today, please help us make improvements by taking our short online survey.

Access the newsletter and take the survey at
<http://www.project2061.org/about/newsletter>

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2004 AAAS Annual Meeting

Seattle is the site for next year's AAAS Annual Meeting, the "largest general science conference in America." For more details, visit <http://www.aaasmeeting.org> about this February 12-16, 2004 event.

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New Online: Technology Education Research Conference papers

Contributors' papers from the Second Technology Education Research Conference are now available at the Project 2061 website <http://www.project2061.org/meetings/technology>. The conference was held in April 2001 with the primary goal of building on ideas identified at the first conference (December 1999), and to encourage good research on how students learn the ideas and skills identified for technology education.

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Find out more about the upcoming Atlas of Science Literacy workshop in Washington, DC

Project 2061 recently updated its Web site to include details about the "Using Atlas of Science Literacy" professional development workshop taking place at the AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC, on October 15-17. You can find more information on the downtown DC area, recommended hotel accommodations, and how to register for the workshop at <http://www.project2061.org/workshops/washington.htm>

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