Welcome natural science communities

It is the PKAL vision that all students (citizen leaders of tomorrow) come to understand that science is a human activity, a discipline whose assumptions, ideas, methods and practices have meaning in a social context. As they come to see science as a creative process, a process in which questions are asked about the nature of our natural and our built worlds, students can be brought to a greater awareness that science is a live, growing body of truth, emerging from asking questions, gathering and analyzing data to answer those questions, and knowing what do with the answers.

You want facilities that proclaim that science is a human activity, and that it is the spirit of science that has guided your planning. Facilities should be an educational tool, making science visible in hallways and atria, spaces that are a living textbook about science as a way of knowing.