Exploring NOS Through Podcasts

In 2019, with support from a Gates Foundation Youth Access Grant, the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) launched Exploring the Nature of Science Through Smithsonian Sidedoor Podcasts, in partnership with the Smithsonian Office of Communications and External Affairs (OCEA), the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA), and the National Zoological Park/Smithsonian Biology Institute (NZP/SCBI). Centered on a curriculum designed to teach about the nature of science and knowledge creation, in the summer of 2019, SSEC conducted a teacher workshop in which participants were introduced to podcasts as a teaching tool, and provided training, support, and tools to implement the Exploring the Nature of Science curriculum.