Picture this: A 9th grade science class is studying the effects of global warming. Their teacher passes out several copies of a magazine focusing exclusively on climate change. Or, a 12th grade biology class studying the process of aging in different species peruses Science News’ special report on aging for current research.
With Science News in High Schools, the Society for Science & the Public is making it possible for teachers and students to remain up-to-date on the latest science.
After its pilot year, Science News in High Schools has rapidly expanded to 4,250 schools. The Society is currently filling spots in the program for this school year, so fill out this form if your school wants to be included.
Regeneron, the new sponsor of the Science Talent Search, greatly increased the number of schools they sponsor in the program to 4,000 — which means 40,000 new issues of the magazine will go to high schools in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Help provide teachers with this unique opportunity to bring current science into their classrooms. Sponsors help the Society realize the dream of giving Science News to every high school student in America, and beyond.
It costs $500 to fund one high school in the U.S. and $1,000 internationally. Individuals or organizations can sponsor one or several high schools. Even Society alumni could sponsor their alma mater.
Sponsors can fund one high school in the U.S. for $500.
For the pilot year, the Society quickly found seed funders to sponsor high schools. In 2015, the program launched in 250 high schools. This year, the program is expanding to 4,000 schools, thanks to Regeneron’s generous sponsorship.
The Society’s priority is offering the program to underserved communities and schools, according to Michele Glidden, the Society’s Chief Program Officer. This resource should be shared in schools who don’t have the opportunities present at affluent institutions.