The 11th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Education Symposium was held from 13 to 15 January 2002 in Orlando, Florida, as part of the 82nd Annual Meeting of the AMS. The theme of the symposium was “creating opportunities in educational outreach in the atmospheric and related sciences.” Drawing from traditional strengths in meteorology and numerous national recommendations, the presentations and posters of the symposium highlighted three opportunities for reform. These opportunities build on partnerships between diverse educational stakeholders, efforts to make science education more like scientific practice, and strategies that place the atmospheric sciences within a larger, multidisciplinary context that includes oceanography, hydrology, and earth-system science.

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SOARS® Program, UCAR, Boulder, Colorado

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

Unidata, UCAR, Boulder, Colorado

Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana

Pueblo del Sol Elementary School, Sierra Vista, Arizona

Ladue School District, St. Louis, Missouri

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Atlantic Oceanography and Meteorological Laboratory/Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida