Developing a science illustration K-12 curriculum

An open invitation to all GNSI members to help develop a science illustration K-12 curriculum:

Initial premises:
1] Science illustration as a career is still a career unfamiliar to the general public (and often to the scientists we serve); integrating a science illustration curriculum into general education (especially STEM) programs will help to educate people as to who we are and what we do.

2] All students, whether enrolled in STEM programs or not, can benefit greatly from gaining the observation and recording skills that they would learn from a science illustration curriculum.

Many GNSI members are already involved in science illustration education, from day camp programs for elementary children through graduate level courses. Our goal is to compile our members' ideas and experiences and assist in developing an age-appropriate national standards-based curriculum for teachers who are searching for ways to reach and teach their students. The goal is a well-crafted GNSI program that would be a valuable resource, and might eventually benefit the GNSI with future members eager to join our profession.

We invite your input and/or your active participation in a committee to develop this curriculum. Please contact MaryBeth Hinrichs at: [email protected]

You can also make comments and suggestions in the GNSI Science Illustration Education Forum.