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Paper: Frontier Fields: A Cost-Effective Approach to Bringing Authentic Science to the Education Community
Volume: 500, Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work
Page: 275
Authors: Eisenhamer, B.; Lawton, B.; Summers, F.; Ryer, H.
Abstract: For more than two decades, the Hubble EPO program has sought to bring the wonders of the universe to the education community and the public, and to engage audiences in the adventure of scientific discovery. Program components include standards-based, curriculum-support materials, exhibits and exhibit components, and professional development workshops. The main underpinnings of the program's infrastructure are scientist-educator development teams, partnerships, and an embedded program evaluation component. The Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach is leveraging this existing infrastructure to bring the Frontier Fields science program to the education community in a cost-effective way. Frontier Fields observations and results have been, and will continue to be, embedded into existing product lines and professional development offerings. We also are leveraging our new social media strategy to bring the science program to the public in the form of an ongoing blog.
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