The field of earth science, or geoscience, is expanding, but there aren’t enough people qualified for careers in the field. A main reason cited for the lack of qualified professionals is due to common perception that earth science classes taught at a high school level are remedial.

 

Some are hoping that the Next Generation Science Standards, to be implemented by the end of 2019, will encourage Iowa high schools to give a greater emphasis to geoscience courses.

Click here to listen to the story by Iowa Public Radio (November 2, 2018)

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