As part of Year of Science 2009, the Washington DC metro area will send its best and brightest scientists from federal agencies, professional societies, non-profits and businesses into local public schools this October.
The DC-COPUS (Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science) group is building a database of scientists in the DC-Metro area who can share their passion for science with local grade K-12 students. After collecting this data, the group will help match scientists up with schools, teachers, and classrooms.
COPUS is a national group of more than 700 organizations in 50 states involved in the Year of Science 2009. The DC-COPUS (Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science) group is building a database of scientists and matching them with local public schools interested in visits.
Participating organizations include NOAA, EPA, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the National Science Teachers’ Association, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Stern Communications, the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and more.
Here’s a link to our survey which will only take a couple of minutes to complete:
If you do not already belong, please join our DC COPUS Facebook page for regular updates –
Local school personnel interested in having scientists visit them in October should contact us through Facebook or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.