Our Mission: To inspire teachers and other opinion leaders to (a) understand and appreciate Earth science and (b) to instill a life-long love of science in their students and colleagues.
Earth Science Education’s overarching purpose is to introduce people who make a difference in our society to the importance, joys, and perspectives of earth science. We succeed when we influence people to see the world around them as a system that can be understood and appreciated. “Nature to be commanded must be understood” (Francis Bacon) was a mantra of the 1980s. Today, we and many earth scientists strive to understand Earth systems not to command Nature, but to sustain Earth as habitat for humanity. We see fear of science and lack of appreciation for science around us.