6.6.1 ESIP shall include a Standing Committee for Education. Its purpose is to make accessible to educators and learners at all levels in both formal and informal educational contexts the Earth science data, information, tools, and curricula available within ESIP. Its roles are:
a. To promote and facilitate the development and dissemination of Earth science educational products, information, and tools to a broad user community using the wealth of Earth science data and expertise available in ESIP.
b. To promote and facilitate the collaboration of multiple ESIP's to develop educational applications of Earth science data products, information, and tools
c. To provide a central organization for ESIP educational materials to facilitate and standardize dissemination/distribution
d. To develop collaborative relationships with other organizations involved in educational activities
The Chair of Education Committee serves on the ESIP Program Committee. In addition, the Chair calls committee meetings at regular intervals to conduct committee business. The chair of the Education Committee typically spends 1-3 hours/month on committee business.