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To educate, support and promote scientific literacy, defined as "the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity" (National Science Education Standards, National Academy of Sciences).
The Foundation for Scientific Literacy, an educational organization dedicated to making science accessible to everyone.
The primary objectives and purposes of the Foundation:
(a) Create curriculum and curriculum supplements for educational venues;
(b) Educate and counsel individuals and organizations to effectively utilize science and technology to improve their lives and businesses;
(c) Assist and counsel individuals and organizations, including the entertainment industry, the news media, the legal system, and scientists, in relating to the public accurate and easy-to-understand scientific concepts, techniques and advances;
(d) Create and support a public forum for the discussion of scientific literacy;
(e) Promote awareness of the value of scientific literacy through public campaigns and fund-raisers;
(f) Sponsor young, underprivileged students pursuing careers in science and technology;
(g) Identify and create other activities that encourage and expand scientific literacy.
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