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Denver Museum Gets $100K Grant to Connect Scientists to Legislators

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Institute for Science & Policy has earned a $100,000 grant from the National Conference of State Legislatures to explore creating a science policy fellowship program that would give state legislators direct access to doctoral-level scientific experts.

The grant is part of the NCSL’s State Science Policy Fellowship Planning Grant Initiative. According to Kristan Uhlenbrock, institute director, legislators are looking for help in making complex policy choices, and this grant could be an answer.

“Specifically, I’ve been told they’re looking for trusted resources and information and data and facts that they think they could rely on that isn’t necessarily coming from a lobbyist or coming from an advocacy organization,” she says. “Mostly,…

Catie Cheshire

2023-11-17 14:47:00

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