About this Website
This website (serc.carleton.edu) is hosted by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.
- More about the Science Education Resource Center, including contact information.
The National Science Foundation
(NSF) was created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers
works to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction.