Smithsonian Science Education Center

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Washington (DC), 20024, United States

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We are the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Transforming Science Education since 1985!

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Mission Smithsonian Science Education Center provides science education leadership development to: build awareness for science education among leaders; help develop science education leadership for groups from school districts and states; conduct programs that support the professional growth of teachers; and develop exemplary science instructional materials.

The NSRC Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) i3 initiative supports and promotes high quality, inquiry-based science education programs and helps establish infrastructures to sustain those programs for decades to come.
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The Smithsonian Science Education Center (formerly NSRC) was established in 1985 by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies. Its mission is to improve the learning and teaching of science for all students in the United States and throughout the world.

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Awards 2010 TOMMY AWARD
This national award recognizes past and ongoing efforts to promote effective science education in the United States.

2010 CERTIFICATE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO STEM LEARNING
This certificate was presented to the NSRC for its contribution to STEM learning.

2009 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION AWARD
This international award was in honor of the National Science Resources Center’s commitment and leadership in advancing inquiry-based science education in the United States and throughout the world.

2009 PURKWA PRIZE – INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR SCIENTIFIC LITERACY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE PLANET
This distinguished international prize is given to individuals and organizations for best innovative practices in science education with evidenc of impact throughout the world.
Founded 1985
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