The UCAR Education and Outreach Program has built a set of bridges
between geoscience research and education. Its new home page on the
NCAR Web site includes dozens of links to resources within and beyond
UCAR. The goal is to help users sift through the array of education-oriented
sites in atmospheric and related research.
Each set of links is arranged using a map motif. The youngest users
can stroll through Kids Crossing, which covers global change,
the water cycle, threatening weather, and other topics. Educators
Bridge serves teachers at the high school, middle school, and elementary
school levels. Students from undergraduate to postdoctoral levels (and
their instructors) can visit the Baccalaureate and Beyond page. The
Geoscience Explorers Outpost offers links for science aficionados within
the general public.
NCARs new EO site also includes a revolving set of news items
of interest to educators, a feature article on current research, and
a link to the online NCAR Science Store. Further upgrades will take
shape over the next six months, says EO Webmaster Dennis Ward.
For the first time, our Web visitors have a way to learn more
about NCAR science in a manner appropriate to their education and interest
levels, and they no longer have to be familiar with our divisional structure,