A preview of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement (Springer 2013), edited by Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, and Gwynne S. Rife. The excerpt consists of the entirety of "Infusing Climate and Energy Throughout the Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities," by NCSE's Minda Berbeco and Mark McCaffrey. "Since both energy choices and climate change will affect students throughout their lives," they write, "it is vital to ensure they will have key knowledge about these 21st-century challenges through formal science education."
In her foreword to New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement, Christine McEntee, the executive director of the American Geophysical Union, describes the book as "a collection of innovative methods and approaches that can inform the debate about, and contribute to, potential solutions for addressing these worldwide threats [including impacts of climate change]. Earth and space scientists, social scientists, educators, and other key stakeholders can use this monograph to better inform and educate a variety of audiences and assist with evaluating policy solutions."