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Dennis Schatz

Pacific Science Center
Senior Advisor
Washington
Dennis Schatz is Senior Advisor at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington, and President of NSTA for 2019-2020. He was Founding Field Editor of the journal, Connected Science Learning, which highlights links between in-school and out-of-school STEM learning.

He has served as Principal Investigator for a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) projects and co-directed Washington State LASER (Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform), a program to implement a quality K-12 science program in all 295 school districts in Washington State.

He has received numerous honors. Most recently, Asteroid 25232 was renamed Asteroid Schatz by the International Astronomical Union IAU) in recognition of his leadership in astronomy and science education.He received NSTA's 2005 Distinguished Service to Science Education Award, and its 1996 Distinguished Informal Science Educator Award.

He is the author of 26 science books for children, including When the Sun Goes Dark, and Uncover A T.rex. He is also co-author/editor of several curriculum resources for teachers, including his most recent book, Solar Science - published by NSTA.