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National Science Foundation
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Promoting Public Understanding of Science & Engineering
NSF supports a wide variety of educational and informational projects for the general public
IMAX films and other film projects for diverse audiences
Permanent, regional and traveling exhibits and associated outreach programs
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Overview of NSF's Informal Science Education program

Trail of Time

Trail of Time

The Trail of Time at the Grand Canyon is a unique, new approach to informal geoscience education. Understanding the Earth (the science of geology) is more important than ever as human societies flourish on our planet of limited resources. Education and research on the cognition of deep time, Earth's record of climate and environmental change, natural resources and the interactions of humans in the Earth system are urgent topics for both formal and informal science education and public science literacy. The National Park Service, a premier national resource for public science education, with support from the National Science Foundation, hosts this exhibition that highlights and promotes new approaches in effective geoscience education and interpretation.

Further information is available at http://tot.unm.edu/.



Credit: Laura Crossey, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131