Some scientists go back to school themselves before stepping foot in a classroom full of children. At the University of California, San Francisco, more than 150 scientists have completed six hours of Scientist Orientation Workshops, part of an HHMI-supported school outreach program there. Several Web sites offer information for scientists interested in speaking to schools:
University of California, San Francisco, Science and Health Education Partnership
Resources for Involving Scientists in Education (RISE)
Sharing Science with Children: A Survival Guide for
Scientists and Engineers
Illustration: Gary Hovland
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Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin,
September 2001, pages 18-21.
©2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute