Smithsonian Science for Global Goals Case Statement
The Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project provides new freely available online community research guides for youth ages 8-17 developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership. These research guides use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to focus on sustainable actions that are student-defined and implemented.
The Smithsonian Science for Global Goals brings together inquiry-based science education and civic engagement. Students ages 8-17 engage firsthand with issues of critical importance, such as climate change, the health of the world’s oceans, and clean energy, while examining each issue from multiple perspectives: social, ethical, economic and environmental. Educating youth about complex socio-scientific issues will help to inoculate young people and their teachers and parents against societal and health problems that can adversely affect their lives.
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