In preparation for the 2015 Summit, institutions and organizations were asked to profile the kinds of resources they had that could be of use in helping implement the Earth and space science part of the NGSS. Remembering that the NGSS-ESS consists of 3 main sections: Earth's Place in the Universe, Earth's Systems, & Earth and Human Activity, organizations provided information about their resources in several topical areas. To browse through resources for a particular topical area, click on the relevant term in the listing at the right side of the page.
At present, only Summit participants can view the full profiles for each organization. We will be working with the participants to finish and publish their profiles publicly.
If you would like to profile your organization's resources for helping to implement the NGSS, fill out this information form to generate your profile.
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Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy educates and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change.
National Speleological Society
The National Speleological Society (NSS) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of caves and karst; protecting caves and their natural contents through conservation, ownership, stewardship, and public education; and promoting responsible cave exploration and fellowship among those interested in caves.
NASA Langley Research Center SD EPO
As an interdisciplinary team of educators, scientists, technology experts and communications specialists we collaborate with the education community to bring authentic Earth science practices and real-world data into the classroom. We provide the public with unique NASA experiences, engaging activities, and advanced technology. Our products are developed and reviewed by science and education experts. Our goals include inspiring the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals and improving STEM literacy by providing innovative participation pathways for educators, students, and the public.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Basic and applied research in solid earth, climate, atmosphere, ocean and environmental science.
Climate Interactive creates interactive, scientifically rigorous tools that help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address the biggest challenges we face.
Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration
The ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE, pronounced "see-see") combines Earth and space science and engineering research and education in a single academic unit, to achieve a better understanding of the universe and, especially, our home world. SESE unites Earth and planetary scientists, astronomers, and engineers. The word "exploration" in our name is indicative of our approach. For centuries, the quest for scientific knowledge has been an important driver for human exploration and SESE is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through the exploration of Earth, space, matter, time and life. Increasingly, successful exploration depends on a mastery of engineering theory and practice in order to create and adapt technologies for scientific applications. Our research and educational programs are designed explicitly to emphasize the importance of technology in modern science. Borrowing from the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, we think of the SESE community as a "Corps of Discovery" for the 21st Century.
American Meteorological Society Education Program
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Education Program promotes the teaching of atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences through pre-college teacher training and instructional resource material development. It also promotes instructional innovation at the introductory college course level, hence the K-13 designation for the program. All programs promote activity directed towards greater human resource diversity in the sciences AMS represents. To date, over 100,000 teachers have received training and instructional resources, which have benefited millions of students.
American Geosciences Institute
AGI was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
Waubonsee Community College
Waubonsee Community College is a public, comprehensive community college which was organized in 1966, as mandated by the Illinois Community College Act, to provide education and training services for individuals in portions of Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle and Will counties of District 516. The philosophy of Waubonsee Community College is based on the premise that education is the cornerstone of a literate, democratic society; that learning is a lifelong process; and that the pursuit of knowledge must be supported by institutional policies that demonstrate the values of quality, value, innovation, service and accessibility.
InTeGrate is funded by a 5-year STEP Center grant from the National Science Foundation. The program supports teaching about Earth in the context of societal issues both within geoscience courses and across the undergraduate curriculum. Our goal is to develop a citizenry and workforce that can address environmental and resource issues facing our society.