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September 2003
vol. 48, no. 9

FEATURES

14 Connecting with the River

In Hartford, Conn., an innovative program is teaching students from varied backgrounds about their local river ways. In the water and in the lab, they're getting excited about earth science.
Suzanne O'Connell et al.
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18 Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science
San Francisco Bay Area teachers and students are also connecting with their watersheds — through SF-ROCKS, a program aimed at encouraging ethnic minority participation in the geosciences.
Lisa D. White et al.

20 A Unified Approach to Diversifying the Earth Sciences
In the geosciences, a community-wide conversation is vital to recruiting and retaining a diverse population.
Jill Karsten



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Calling All Earth Scientists to the Fair

Some young geoscientists strut their stuff at this year's International Science and Engineering Fair, but the earth sciences as a whole remain sorely underrepresented — a challenge we must all help meet.
Don Byerly

6 NEWS NOTES
A muddy picture for the Great Lakes * Zircons reveal early mantle evolution * Weathering climate change * Climate debate in the journals, on the Hill * Dinosaur skeletons in the closet * Textbook battle over evolution

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Opposition to Evolution Takes Many Forms
Over the past 16 years, the tactics of those opposed to teaching evolution in the nation's schools have changed. Their goal, however, has not.
David Applegate

30 GEOPHENOMENA
Cooling Mali's volcanism * Lightning links to ozone over Africa

36 GEOMEDIA
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science * Glacier DVD accolade * Lewis and Clark: A Legacy of Science

44 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Manned Space Exploration: Should We Give it Up?

Seven months after the Columbia tragedy, reflection continues on the true value of sending people into space.
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS

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

32 Profiles:
Jim Davis
33 In Memoriam: Grover E. Murray
34 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
35 Energy & Resources:
Platinum-group metals
40 GeoMarketplace

42 Classified Ads:
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47 Contributors Page

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