Science-Rich Institutions Provide Venues for ExplorationPosted: April 11, 2011
via Education Week:
Amid concern that the United States is failing to adequately prepare young people with the knowledge of science and related fields they need to thrive as individuals and keep the nation globally competitive, recognition is growing that the vast American landscape of science-rich institutions can play a powerful role in addressing the situation.
Science centers and museums, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and natural-history museums, among others, help the public gain a better understanding of science. They also excel at inspiring curiosity and a passion for science-related topics in ways that experts say are all too rare in the classroom.