Be a Science Education Advocate in your Community
Created by Jennifer L. B. Anderson, Ph.D., SERC, Carleton College
Be a Science Education Advocate in Your Local School District
There are many roles for scientists in local school districts such as being a member of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), the school board, or volunteering their time to review science textbooks and curricula. Scientists are recognized as leaders in their communities and can use their voices to support practicing science teachers and quality science education programs. A scientist who is an active science advocate raises the profile of science in their community and makes their work more visible and accessible to the general public.