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President Bush reviews a map of Hurricane Katrina
President George W. Bush talks about Hurricane Katrina disaster relief with officials during his tour of the Gulf Coast regions hard hit by the storm. White House photo by Eric Draper.

We teach our students to think as scientists, but that is only half the job.

Sound science also needs to translate into public policy. Earth science and public policy should be integrated, not only in the government but also in our classrooms. This website will provide ideas and resources for educators to add elements of public policy to existing geoscience courses, to create new learning materials that relate earth science and policy, or to see how policy issues can be taught across the geoscience curriculum.


Materials for Teaching Public Policy in the Earth Sciences


Workshop in Teaching Public Policy in the Earth Sciences

This workshop was held at the headquarters of the American Geophysical Union in Washington DC in April 2006. See the workshop program, with links to workshop materials and presentations.

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