San Diego Non-Profit Seeks To Transform Students’ Lives Through Science
MARS prof Drew Talley appeared on KPBS's "These Days" to discuss the Ocean Discovery Institute
Thursday, August 26, 2010
KPBS -- Drew Talley, PhD, is a University of San Diego assistant professor for Marine Science and Environmental Studies.
Statistics on science education in America are disturbing. American high school students rank in the bottom five of industrialized nations in scientific knowledge. And those numbers get even worse for students of color and from low-income backgrounds.
But, there's an effort underway in San Diego to change that. It uses San Diego's glorious oceanfront environment as a natural laboratory. And it encourages kids of diverse backgrounds in City Heights to explore science, not just as a subject - but as a passion and a potential career. (Full Story)