Teachers: if you care about science education, check out this survey. via @NCSE

by David Ng

This in from the folks at COPUS:

As you probably know, the earth’s natural system is changing. Many of the aspects of how, where and when is well known within the scientific community, yet the public is slow to accept the science behind these global changes.

In response to the need for a better informed and scientifically literate populace, the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) and the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) received funding from the Moore Foundation to develop a web-based resource for educators and the general public that will provide rigorously-vetted, non-partisan, scientific information on global change, specifically how the earth’s natural systems are changing.

We need your help! We would like to have a better sense of how teachers (at all grade levels, in both formal and informal settings) view global change, the importance of teaching it, and the resources available for doing so. Don’t teach about global change issues? We want to know that too!

The following anonymous survey is being conducted by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and should take you less than 15 minutes, but will help hundreds of thousands of educators and students for years to come!

To participate in the survey, follow this link:


If you have any questions about the survey, please email ugcinfo@bscs.org.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and time with us. We (UCMP, NCSE, and BSCS) will thoughtfully review all responses and use the information to develop the best web-based resource on global change issues possible.

p.s. US teachers only. Now, Canadian teachers can play too! ~Dave