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Susan Foster - Windows to the Universe

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Arches National Park Geology Tour provides an extensive, visually rich description of the geology of Arches, by Deborah Ragland, Ph.D. See our DVD collection.

Susan Foster

I love to build bridges between research and education communities. I serve as deputy director of UCAR Office of Education and Outreach (UCAR). This exciting place enables me to work with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, UCAR educators, and external partners to develop weather, climate, and Earth system science education programs, exhibits, public tours, community outreach events, professional development workshops, and web sites. I continuously draw on my previous experiences which include teaching elementary school, middle school (Oceanography), and high school (Biology and Chemistry). I have also directed several nonprofit environmental education organizations whose programs connect children, families, educators, and policy makers to the natural world and sustainability issues. A BA in Zoology and MA degrees in both Secondary Education and in Biology provide me with a good foundation for the work that I do. In my recreational hours, I enjoy reading, hiking, river running, painting, and gardening with and without my family.
Last modified June 12, 2007 by Julia Genyuk.

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Our online store includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, as well as books on science education!

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Ms. Marina LaGrave served as a Spanish translator on the Windows to the Universe project from ~2003 to 2010.  Because she does not have an academic background in science, her translations were checked...more

Jean Pennycook

Jean has been a science teacher for 20 years. In that time she has served to promote science education and excellence at all levels encouraging students to continue a higher education and pursue science...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF