AAAS Offers Library Program Development Funding
American Association for the Advancement of Science | July 07, 2009
Skin is the body’s largest organ and it’s the most visible. It’s our natural body armor and it protects all the vital systems working hard under its coat. There is much to learn about skin structure, health, and care. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is looking to libraries to help inform the public about skin health.
A square inch of skin has millions of cells and many nerve endings for sensing temperature, pain, pressure, and touch. It keeps us sheltered from the elements and protects our insides from drying up. Yet despite its toughness, skin is sensitive and can be damaged if not cared for. It requires our protection from the sun and from irritants.
AAAS is providing funding for program development related to skin health. Ten libraries will receive $500 mini-grants as well as copies of the new publication, The Science Inside Skin (PDF).
Visit the AAAS Science NetLinks Skin Heath Library Grant page for more information and an application. The application deadline is Monday, July 27, 2009.
Visit The Skin Deep project page for access to all the educational resources developed for this program.
American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association.