Making Science Learning Lifelong, Lifewide and Lifedeep: What We Know About the Importance of Out-of-School, Informal STEM Learning

with Dennis Schatz

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. 
University of Charleston, Geary Student Union Ballroom

Based in Seattle, Washington, Dennis Schatz is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Learning Innovation. He spent more than 40 years at the Pacific Science Center in a number of leadership positions, including senior vice president for program development. He is retiring president of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) board of directors and also serves on the board of BSCS Science Learning as well as a Technical Advisor to the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC). He was the founding field editor of the journal Connected Science Learning which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school learning. The journal is a joint effort of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). 

Schatz has received numerous honors. Most recently, Asteroid 25232 was renamed Asteroid Schatz by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in recognition of his leadership in astronomy and science education. He is also the author of 26 science books for children, and co-author/editor of several curriculum resources for teachers.