U.S. Spanish speakers will find more science on both radio and television in the coming three years, thanks to a new National Science Foundation grant, EarthSky announced today. The grant will support EarthSky’s goal of reaching, educating, and inspiring Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. with relevant and interesting science content.
EarthSky en Español will launch a series of 60-second videos featuring Spanish-speaking scientists explaining their scientific discoveries and their own journeys into science in early 2011, thanks to this grant.
A corresponding series of audio interviews will air on EarthSky’s already-existing network of 200 Spanish broadcast affiliates.
Partners for the grant include the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), the San Antonio public television station KLRN, and a national Advisory Committee of world-class Latino scientists, educators and media experts.
“Given EarthSky’s mission to be a clear voice for science, we’re very excited to be reaching new audiences and demographics with important science information,” said EarthSky managing partner Ryan Britton. “With this new endeavor, EarthSky will be bringing the world of science and the general public closer together.”
The EarthSky Promise: To bring the ideas, strategies and research results of scientists to people around the world, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainable future.