DPS 35th Meeting, 1-6 September 2003
Session 42. Planetary Science for the Classroom II
Poster (Teacher Workshop), Highlighted on, Friday, September 5, 2003, 3:30-6:00pm, Sierra Ballroom I-II

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[42.04] Getting Paid to Do Education and Public Outreach: Funding Opportunities for Scientists

L. L. Lowes (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), L. Mayo (Raytheon Company)

The career of a scientist is by nature tied to his or her education and training, and often encompasses teaching at the higher education level. Currently, scientists are also being encouraged to become involved with communicating their knowledge and experience with the public and with pre-college level education audiences. Funded opportunities for scientist involvement in education and public outreach (E/PO) activities are increasingly a part of science-supporting and related organizations, and allow a scientist to be expand his or her career without leaving it.

We will describe a sampling of funded opportunities for scientist involvement in E/PO, including more formal programs and large institutions (such as NASA, NSF, and private corporations), as well as informal or ad-hoc activities for participation, citing supporting examples of successful programs.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://spacescience.nasa.gov/education. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: Leslie.Lowes@jpl.nasa.gov

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