In June Nautilus started a new project, the Nautilus Education Program to help bring narrative based science literacy into our nation’s schools.
For years, teachers have been using Nautilus in the classroom, and telling us how it provides the kind of quality science writing that they need to engage students. It’s easy to understand why. The modern world has placed an unprecedented emphasis on science literacy. That’s because science and technology are changing our world faster than almost any other force. But sci-tech stories are often stripped of their context and human relevance.
For $40 per school, Nautilus will provide a year-long print subscription to a school library or science classroom. We’ll also give access to Nautilus Prime, our digital subscription service, to every student and teacher in the school. Nautilus is partnering with Rune to install their content annotation and sharing software within Nautilus and adapting that capability for teachers and students to share notes, comments and highlighted content on Nautilus within a monitored, closed social network that can contain regional, state and even district nodes. This will create a multifaceted closed educational social networks around Nautilus content that will be instrumental in integrating Nautilus into school curriculum.