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September 2002
vol. 47, no. 9

FEATURES

16 Why We Need a Corps of Earth Science Educators
Discussions about improving how we teach earth science in the United States have been going on for at least a century. It is time for the earth science community to try a new strategy.
Robert Ridky


20 A Victory for Earth Science
How a group of determined people in North Carolina worked 15 years to make earth science
a graduation requirement in the state's high schools.
Mary E. Watson and William Tucci

24 Earth Science in Texas: A Progress Report
Last year, Texas earth scientists discovered that their state school board had taken earth science out of the curriculum. The geoscience community quickly mobilized.
Edward C. Roy



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Cornerstones of the Revolution in Earth Science Education
Educators are working to ensure that earth science is taught well and that every student has a chance to learn it.
Michael J. Smith

6 NEWS NOTES
Moon rocks for sale! * Fossil find reveals evolutionary montage * Old El Niños in colder climates * A new chance for Parkfield * Field Notes

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Federal Law Misused in Ohio Education Debate
What’s in a law? Not what some Ohio creationism advocates assert.
David Applegate

14 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION
Learning at the Rock Quarry
A partnership between a consulting company and an elementary school introduces professional geologists and students to each other.
Jan Childress

28GEOPHENOMENA
Soggy soil sours Egyptian sandstones * Southern Africa drought

48 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
To Editors and "Editees"
Tips for reluctant editors and for victims of overly enthusiastic editors.
Hugh Hay-Roe

DEPARTMENTS

  2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
26 Where on Earth?

30 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

31 Energy & Resources

32 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
36 Geomedia: Sarah Andrews reviews Death Assemblage
41 GeoMarketplace
42 Calender

43 Classified Ads:
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47 Contributors Page


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