Sources of Support


NIGEC. Development and publication of the Global Systems Science (GSS) series was supported by the Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, through the Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC03-90ER61010. Noreen Dowling, Joseph Knox, Linda Ono, and Thomas Suchanek provided assistance to this project on behalf of NIGEC and WESTGEC.

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NSF. The opportunity to involve high school teachers in the development of this project was made possible by a grant from the Teacher Enhancement Program of the National Science Foundation (Grant #TPE 9155393). This grant enabled us to invite 125 teachers to test these materials with their students, then come to Berkeley for three weeks, where they reported on trial test results, suggested improvements in the printed materials, and developed new laboratory activities.  We are indebted to Larry G. Enochs and Wayne Sukow, Program Directors of the National Science Foundation, as well as to many teachers and students whose insights, ideas, and hard work have helped bring the GSS series to fruition.

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NASA. Printing and distribution of the GSS Guides is courtesy of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise (ESE), under a Memorandum of Understanding between NASA and the University of California at Berkeley. Nahid Khazenie provided assistance on behalf of NASA/ESE. The purpose of this agreement is to provide the broadest possible distribution to high schools throughout the United States at the lowest possible cost.

Global Systems Science is an activity of the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. The directors of the Lawrence Hall of Science under whom GSS has been developed and sustained have been Marian Diamond, Ian Carmichael, Elizabeth Stage and Rena Dorph.

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GSS is also an activity of the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, which provides assistance in revising and disseminating the program. The Presidents and Directors of the Museum of Science have been David Ellis, Ioannis Miaoulis, Wayne Bouchard, and Tim Ritchie.

Financial support does not constitute an endorsement by DOE, NSF, or NASA of the views expressed in this book.

© 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. This work may not be reproduced by mechanical or electronic means without written permission from the Lawrence Hall of Science, except for pages to be used in classroom activities and teacher workshops. For permission to copy portions of this material for other purposes, please write to: Global Systems Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200 or e-mail