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Broader Impact: Tying Basic Research with Education

Gandolfo, Maria [1], Stevenson, Jan W. [2], Stevenson, Dennis Wm. [2].

Outreach across age groups and NSF grants.

It is now rightly considered to be socially responsible to include outreach plans and programs in National Science Foundation proposals, as part of the broader impacts of those proposals. But what is outreach and to whom? We consider outreach to cross age groups from K-12, teachers of K-12 students, undergraduates, post-graduates, museum setting visitors, and the general public. Examples of outreach to these varied groups include teacher professional development workshops for primary, middle and high school teachers, with a distinct design and content for each of these groups. Examples will be given of material and methods used in workshops. Other examples will be given of small traveling exhibits that highlight new information resulting from grants, and that can be used in museum and/or botanical garden settings. Topics of workshops and exhibits range from walking the tree of life, to genomics, to utilizing fossils, to how plant science is pursued and conducted. An important point to keep in mind is that we are trying to return our interests and results to the public who have funded us, and, at the same time, advance science education in an arena where it is so badly needed for communication and the future of plant science.

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1 - Cornell University, LH Bailey Hortorium, 462 Mann Library, Ithaca, New York, 14853-4301, USA
2 - New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, 10458, USA

Broader Impacts

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY6
Location: 556B/Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Time: 10:45 AM
Number: SY6006
Abstract ID:348

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