Science wants to reward good online science education resources

If you’ve been building a site for science education, you’ll want to looking into this: The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE).

The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) has been established to encourage innovation and excellence in education, as well as to encourage the use of high-quality on-line resources by students, teachers, and the public. In 2009, the prize will recognize outstanding projects from all regions of the world that bring freely available online resources to bear on science education.

Winning projects should reinforce one or more of the four strands of science learning recommended by the National Academies (Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8 [2007], National Academies Press; see also Bruce Alberts, “Redefining Science Education,” Science 23 January 2009: 323, 437) and be consistent with the science education standards published by the National Academies (National Science Education Standards [1996], National Academies Press) and the AAAS (Benchmarks for Science Literacy).

There are more details at the link. This is a non-trivial exercise, so don’t think you can put it together in a flash…but if you’ve got something you’ve been building for a while, look into getting some recognition for it.