By way of carefully crafted space and earth science educational opportunities and resources, we seek to connect with people’s sense of wonder and facilitate making personal ties to science and the learning process in order to, ultimately, bring the richness of diversity to science and make science discovery accessible for all.
What We Do
Center for Science Education at the University of California provides earth and space science educational opportunities and resources for a variety of audiences, especially for those who are underrepresented in the sciences. Our audiences include teachers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the public. We partner with NASA, the National Science Foundation, scientists, teachers, science center and museum educators, park interpreters, and others with expertise in reaching particular audiences. With these partners, we develop resources and communities of practice, offer educator workshops, and run events for the public.
We envision a world filled with science literate societies capable of thriving with today’s technology, while maintaining a sustainable balance with the natural world; a world where people develop and sustain the ability to think critically using observation and evidence and participate authentically in scientific endeavors; a world where people see themselves and their culture within the scientific enterprise, and understand science within the context that we are all under one sky and on one Earth.
In our team, we work collaboratively, embracing contributions from a variety of cultures and perspectives. We encourage open dialogue and sharing of ideas with full consideration, courtesy and regard for everyone. We seek opportunities to develop ourselves professionally by acquiring new skills, knowledge and greater self awareness. We approach our work with full measures of creativity, imagination and innovation, striving to develop and deliver excellent products and services.
Examples of Our Work
Here are some short (three to five minute) videos showing examples of our work: