A community meeting was held November 2-4, 2004 in Asilomar, California, to begin envisioning the next decade of NASA Earth science education. Meeting participants included 147 representatives of elementary and secondary, higher, and informal education communities from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Information generated by the community during the Asilomar meeting will be the building blocks for developing a roadmap that guides NASA¹s Earth science education program for the next ten years.
Mr. Alphonso Diaz, Associate Administrator, of NASA¹s Science Mission Directorate, provided the keynote address. Forty-one discussion groups focused on 23 topics that were pre-defined by the Earth Science Education Roadmap Steering Committee, as well as topics proposed on-site by community members. Discussion topics ranged from the traditional (e.g., elementary and secondary education) to cross-cutting (e.g., forging alliances and networks), and timely (integrating NASA Earth and space science education programs).
The Earth Science Education Roadmap Steering Committee has taken all of the input from the Asilomar meeting and is using it to draft the NASA Earth Science Education Roadmap. A second community meeting is planned for May 18-20, 2005 to present the draft roadmap and obtain community feedback.
This site includes information from the November 1-4, Asilomar meeting and the roadmap development, including major plenary presentations, photos, and background information about the conference and the roadmapping process.
Member List with Contact Information (Adobe .pdf)
Steering Committee Members' Portal (Password Required)
NASA Org Chart (Adobe .pdf)
NASA Science Mission Directorate Org Chart (Powerpoint .ppt)
Earth Science Enterprise System Components Chart The "Coin Chart"
January 6, 2005 draft of the Earth Science Research Plan