Earth and Space Science Promoted in California

January 22, 2007

The Ventura County Star reported this week that the California Science Teachers Association is pushing for high schools to teach Earth and space science. Other state and national groups are urging the University of California to change its admissions requirements to encourage a concentration on Earth science courses.

TERC researcher Dan Barstow is quoted as saying that Earth science allows for 'cutting-edge field experience.' Barstow, who is the director of TERC's Center for Earth and Space Science Education, said, "There has been a revolution taking place over Earth science education."

For the full article, see Rocky road for Earth sciences on www.venturacountystar.com.