[ESIP-all] AAAS press announces TERC's Earth Exploration Toolbook has received the Science Prize for Online Resource in Education (SPORE Award)

Tamara Ledley tamara_ledley at terc.edu
Sat Oct 1 10:29:31 EDT 2011

Hi Everyone,
  I am very excited to share with you that the Earth Exploration Toolbook 
(http://serc.carleton.edu/eet)  has received the Science Prize for Online 
Resource in Education (SPORE award) from AAAS.  Below is the link to the 
press release from AAAS.  The award also includes the publication of an 
essay in Science Magazine about the educational resource. I am including a 
link to the essay as well. 

 The discussions that led to the proposal for the initial funding of the 
Earth Exploration Toolbook occurred within the DLESE Community and the 
ESIP Federation Education Committee.  Some of the partners with TERC on 
that original grant came from the Education Committee members.  Once the 
Earth Exploration Toolbook was established other funding - DLESE Data 
Services and AccessData - allowed us to engage teams focused Earth Science 
datasets and analysis tools to create additional EET chapters.  A lot of 
those teams were ESIP Federation members.  We also piloted using the venue 
of the ESIP Federation Meeting to facilitate a team from the Air Quality 
Work Group (then Cluster) to create an EET chapter.

Thanks to everyone in the ESIP Federation who has participated in some way 
in bringing the Earth Exploration Toolbook to this level; and thanks to 
the ESIP Federation as a whole for enabling the collaborations it 

Thanks again


Journal Science gives SPORE award to 'Earth Exploration Toolbook' (press 

Making Earth Science Data Accessible and Usable in Education (Science 
Magazine Essay)

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, PhD
Senior Scientist, TERC
2067 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
phone: 617-873-9658; fax: 617-349-3535
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