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Sandra Henderson

Science Educator with UCAR/Office of Education and Outreach


Sandra Hendersonis a science education specialist focusing on programs that involve collaborations between scientists, teachers, and students.  She is an Associate Director at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s Office of Education and Outreach where she oversees the development of K-12 geoscience education materials and the design and implementation of citizen science field campaigns.  Dr. Henderson facilitates professional development workshops for geoscience educators from across the country, coordinates the development of online courses for

classroom teachers, and prepares staff scientists to participate in educational outreach activities.  She is particularly interested in science education programs that address the needs of underrepresented populations.  Dr. Henderson served as Co-Director of LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorer’s, an NSF teacher enhancement program.  She is the former Director of Education for GLOBE.  Before becoming a science educator, she worked as a project scientist at the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon.


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