The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR’s mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related physical, biological and social systems; to support, enhance and extend the capabilities of the university community and the broader scientific community – nationally and internationally; and to foster transfer of knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. The National Science Foundation is NCAR's primary sponsor, with significant additional support provided by other U.S. government agencies, other national governments and the private sector.
In addition to feeling a connection with the mission statement of NCAR, and being enamored with the beautiful building overlooking the entire Boulder Valley
In 1998, NCAR hosted Reggio Children’s exhibit The Hundred Languages of Children, and in 2008 they hosted the next edition of the exhibit The Wonder of Learning. We were honored, therefore, to announce that NCAR would be hosting Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins.
It felt fitting to use this time to focus on the panel of the exhibit that highlighted the relationship between David Hawkins and Loris Malaguzzi. The two men shared a mutual admiration for each other’s work and referenced each other in building their philosophies. For more information about the meeting of these two great thinkers, read the chapter Meeting of Minds in Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia.