Ed-PARC's mission is to form, support and maintain a collaborative partnership among K-12 educators, teacher educators and scientists to provide students with authentic learning experiences in earth system science. Specific objectives include:
Develop teaching/learning activities that reflect recent development in understanding how people learn -actively, collaboratively, conceptually, constructively, contextually, multisensorily- and are consistent with ongoing work in national reform efforts.
Utilize remote sensing, GPS and GIS as tools to inspire students and teachers to think systematically about the earth.
Distribute relevant data and information in forms usable in schools.