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May 15, 2017
CitSci2017: Science Connected on STEM Education and Journalism
(For Immediate Release)
Science news is all too often sensationalized and reduced to sound bites, which does a disservice to scientists and to everyone who reads the news.
However, sharing science with the public can be intrinsically rewarding for scientists and tremendously valuable to society. Scientific literacy enables participation in a modern, high-tech society where decisions are made daily about issues such as pollution, climate change, health care, and education. It can also give everyone the option of pursuing a STEM career.
Science Connected, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is attending the Citizen Science Association conference to promote the importance of responsible science journalism and to collaborate with attendees who wish to share their work without worrying about misrepresentation by the media. Science Connected publishes the volunteer-powered magazine GotScience.org, which translates complex research findings into accessible insights on science, nature, and technology.
“We collaborate with researchers, publishers, natural history museums, video creators, and citizen science projects to bring reliable, comprehensible science to a broad audience,” explains Science Connected CEO Kate Stone. “We also supply research-based supplemental science education materials to teachers for free.”
Kate launched Science Connected in 2015 to act as a bridge between researchers, educators, and the public. Since then, the nonprofit has published hundreds of articles, several downloadable teaching guides, and dozens of newsletters to help build a scientifically literate citizenry.
If you’re attending the Citizen Science Association Conference, please join Science Connected on Thursday, May 18, at 4:15 Central Time for C-05: Breaking Down Walls to Science Practice, where Kate will be giving a talk titled “Advancing Open-Access Science Education Through Responsible Citizen Science Journalism.” If you are unable to attend, look for updates and a recording on the GotScience Facebook page.
Transforming science education and nurturing scientific research, Science Connected, a comparatively new name in online publishing, is working with scientists and educators to provide children with the scientific knowledge that will help employ them and help them become the citizens, leaders, and innovators of tomorrow. Kate Stone established a nonprofit publisher named Science Connected for science nonfiction for a general audience and resources for science teachers. Over the past few months, the Science Connected team has been working on a plan to expand their reach and move into the next phase of freely accessible science distribution.
The organization requires the assistance of the online crowd in determining their plan. To achieve this, they have set up a crowdfunding campaign on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. If they reach their funding goal of $5,000 within the next couple of months, they will be able to move quickly towards achieving the next phase of expansion. “Just $5,000 will help us make scientific reporting and STEM literacy tools more widely available to everyone, everywhere. As well as bringing more STEM programs to our local communities, we want to make sure that our resources are available globally. A greater budget would allow a better platform for our online magazine, increased staff capacity, and an improved ability to print and distribute our teacher resources,” says Shayna Keyles, the spokesperson for Science Connected.
Helping Science Connected will help bring scientific information that is usually out of the reach of the general public to computer screens across the globe, for free. The ,multinational team of Science Connected contributors are enhancing the classrooms through their specially designed classroom discussion guides for high school and middle school, sharing material that is accessible and easy for the general public to understand, training upcoming science writers, and more. The recently launched crowdfunding campaign has a $5,000 funding goal. However, the campaign has a long way to go to reach its goals. Yet this amazing concept is gradually gaining support aided by the golden prospects of nurturing the citizens, leaders, and innovators of tomorrow. A variety of different specially designed rewards and perks are being offered to reward those who support the campaign in its early stages.
Clif Bar Family Foundation Sponsors Science Connected
Science Connected is a 2016 Clif Bar Family Foundation grantee! We are very grateful to the Foundation for helping us empower people to protect the planet by making cutting-edge scientific discoveries easier for students and the general public to access and understand.
September 1, 2016
More Free Materials for Science Teachers
GotScience Teachers: STEM Education Resource Center is now providing FREE supplemental science education materials for grades 7-12. Teachers, get yours now.
May 20, 2016
Free Materials for Science Teachers
Breathe new life into your science class with the GotScience Teachers STEM Education Resource Center. We invite teachers to tap into our science news content with free discussion guides and compelling activities.
March 7, 2016
Science Connected Joins GuideStar
Science Connected is dedicated to transparency of operations and finance. That is why we are a GuideStar Exchange Participant. GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on US nonprofit companies. In 2010, its database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations.
Febrary 21, 2016
Awesome Without Borders Grant Awarded
January 5, 2016
Science is Now Connected
Science Connected was founded in January 2016 and is on a mission to expand scientific knowledge. We support scientific research, education, and communication with a variety of projects.