By Dennis Schatz
Connected Science Learning Editor Dennis Schatz provides readers with news about behind-the-scenes updates for the journal.
We are delighted to announce that The Kavli Foundation will provide partial support for producing the 2018 issues of Connected Science Learning. In addition, the Association of Science-Technology Centers and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have agreed to provide funds from their annual operating budgets to support the journal’s publication. Part of the Kavli funding will support the development of long-term business and marketing plans, which we hope will identify the means for the publication to be self-supporting in the future.
Starting this year, Connected Science Learning will be published quarterly, with each issue being sent to you in three parts. This means you will receive new content each month—typically two feature articles and one brief.
As Connected Science Learning takes this next step in its evolution, I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to the people at NSTA who make the journal possible and produce the final product:
It is these people who make sure the journal produces feedback like this one from a reader of an earlier issue:
I really enjoyed the first issue, and could not stop until I read it completely.
We hope you equally enjoy this issue, which includes a number of contributions related to the theme of Connected STEM Learning in Environment Settings. We hope you are intrigued by the Soundscapes contribution that focuses on sounds found in environmental settings—especially as it relates to providing effective environmental experiences for visually impaired youth.
Themes for the next five issues are already established:
We want to hear from you regarding what themes you think we should feature in future issues. Please send your ideas to Dennis Schatz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of us connected with Connected Science Learning wish you an enjoyable and productive 2018.
Dennis Schatz (email@example.com) is the Editor of Connected Science Learning and Senior Advisor at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington.