Carl Oosterman is the Director of Education at CuriOdyssey, a science and wildlife center in San Mateo. We sent him a list of questions about his experiences in science. We loved his responses and we think you will, too.
The mission of CRS is to connect and engage educators, students, and scientists in a vibrant and innovative web of science learning resources, transforming science education. Our vision is a community of educators and scientists working together to excite all children about learning through the scientific exploration of the world around them. Community Resources for Science contributes to this vision by weaving connections between the needs of individual teachers and educational resources, while acting as a catalyst to improve the available resources in our community.
Our goal is simple: help teachers give students more opportunities to “do science” – to ask questions, test ideas, get their hands on real science activities. We need to inspire the next generation of thinkers, makers, problem solvers, and leaders!
What CRS Works to Achieve
Elementary and middle school students have more hands-on science learning experiences
Teachers have the tools and confidence they need to teach science
Information about local science resources, and personalized support, is available, accessible, and easy to use
Students become engaged in learning experiences that connect to the real world and across the curriculum
Scientist volunteers develop their skills communicating about science, increasing scientific literacy in the community
Teachers and districts know about available professional development resources to strengthen science teaching
Organizations involved with science and education work together and become stronger partners for teachers and schools