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ERIC Number: EJ787217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
A Novel Lecture Series and Associated Outreach Program in the Environmental and Natural Sciences
Banner, Jay L.; Guda, Nelson; James, Eric W.; Stern, Libby A.; Zavala, Brian; Gordon, Jessica D.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n4 p30-37 Mar-Apr 2008
To address the low priority given to university-level outreach, the authors created an outreach program that makes it easy for scientists to connect with the public, while at the same time providing effective transfer of scientific research results to the public and the K-12 community. The result is a program called the Hot Science--Cool Talks Outreach Lecture Series, a regular event at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) overseen by the university's Environmental Science Institute (ESI). The program combines lectures by scientists with hands-on activities, webcasts, and workshops for teachers, students, and the public. This paper describes the concept for this lecture series, its operation, and its unique outcomes for K-12 outreach. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas