Our visiting scientist program was going strong after 21 years, but we needed to make some changes. When we conducted evaluations of Global Village, people told us the name was confusing because it didn’t sound like a science program.

So when our committee set out to renew and revamp Global Village, changing its name to Science Alliance made sense. We bring scientists into classrooms to work with students and teachers. To us, “Science Alliance” said it all!

But that’s not the only change we’ve made to the longest-running OPEF program. This year one grade at each school will participate in Science Alliance so that every student experiences hands-on projects with their very own scientist at least once in his or her time in District 97. We’re also recruiting more scientists from every field that uses the scientific process. Please contact us If you know someone who might be interested in being a Science Alliance scientist!