Earth Science Literacy
2nd Draft Document Review
December 15, 2008 - January 15, 2009
The next draft of the Earth Science Literacy Draft Document is open for community comment. Please log in to add your comments after you have reviewed it.
The draft is now at version 12: Word Doc or Adobe PDF
The Earth Science Literacy Initiative is soliciting your input regarding what all Americans should know about earth science. This is a critical time to facilitate educated decision-making amongst policy makers, educators, and students. With geoscience at the forefront in identifying and understanding hazards and human impacts, it is an ideal time for the geoscience community to come to consensus in a common message that can address the current challenges.
This draft document was generated through an NSF-sponsored ~350 participant online workshop held here online in May and a 35 participant in person writing workshop held in July that brought together scientists from a broad representation of the geosciences, including mineralogists, petrologists, resource explorationists, sedimentologists and statigraphers, paleontologists, tectonists, geophysists, geomorphologists, low-temperature geochemists and biogeochemists, continental dynamac ists, volcanologists, geoha zard specialists, and members of the freshwater hydrologic science community.
The document complements the efforts of the Ocean, Climate and Atmospheric science communities in defining the big ideas and supporting concepts essential for a literate public.
The final document will be printed near the end of January. More information regarding this effort is online at www.earthscienceliteracy.org
***Special Announcement: AGU Activities December 2008***
PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN AND PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE
NSF-SPONSORED PROJECT TO ASSEMBLE A DOCUMENT
OF WHAT ALL CITIZENS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EARTH SCIENCE!!
Activities at AGU:
Monday 2:10 - 2:25 pm, Room MC 3011:
Oral Session ED13D: Earth Science Literacy: Building Community Consensus
Tuesday 8:00 am, Hall D:
Poster ED21A-0601: Earth Science Literacy: Big Ideas and Supporting Concepts
Thursday 6:15 pm, Moscone West 3005
Open Town Hall Meeting: Developing a Framework for Earth Science Literacy