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ERIC Number: EJ1173149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Science and Community Engagement: Connecting Science Students with the Community
Lancor, Rachael; Schiebel, Amy
Journal of College Science Teaching, v47 n4 p36-41 Mar 2018
In this article we describe a course on science outreach that was developed as part of our college's goal that all students participate in a meaningful community engagement experience. The Science & Community Engagement course provides a way for students with science or science-related majors to learn how to effectively communicate scientific knowledge with the general public. In particular, this article focuses on student involvement in the Resources and Opportunities in Science Education (ROSE) Project, a unique outreach program that targets parents and caregivers of children from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences. Students are responsible for the design and execution of activities that help parents see the value of science in their everyday lives, such as nutrition and reading energy bills. Through participation in this science outreach program, students explore questions regarding the need for a scientifically literate public, the role of scientists in society, the role of the media in communicating science, and the role that they will play as members of society after they graduate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)
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