TGLL (Think Globally, Learn Locally) is a NSF-sponsored science education program based at the University of Utah. TGLL partners graduate students in the biological, geological and atmospheric sciences with middle and high school teachers in the Salt Lake City School District to enhance and promote inquiry-based science teaching and learning.
TGLL aims to promote learning around five environmental themes: habitat alteration, pollution and disturbance, invasive species, climate change, and infectious disease. Graduate students work with teachers to design authentic science activities that apply science core concepts to larger scientific issues.
The ultimate goals of TGLL are to provide graduate students with opportunities to develop their scientific communication skills, provide teachers with content knowledge, resources and classroom support, and enhance the experience of students such that science becomes an interesting and accessible tool for acquiring knowledge.