The WorldWatcher Project is dedicated to the improvement of Earth and environmental science education through the use of data visualization and analysis tools to support inquiry-based pedagogy. Through an integrated program of research and development, the WorldWatcher Project is advancing our understanding of learning in the Earth and environmental sciences, design of curriculum and educational software, and teacher professional development. Equally important, the WorldWatcher Project is creating useful and useable products for students and teachers at levels ranging from middle school through college.


1. All Teacher Leadership Opportunities have been filled!
The WorldWatcher Project has successfully filled all teacher leadership positions for the 2003-2004 academic year. Thank you for your interest and please see our Toyota Teacher Leader page or email Kathleen Schwille for more information on future opportunities.
2. WorldWatcher Project receives grant from Toyota USA Foundation!
WorldWatcher Project received a grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to fund teacher support and professional development efforts for Looking at the Environment, an innovative high school environmental science curriculum. See recognition for more information.
3. MyWorld GIS Beta version JUST RELEASED!
MyWorld is the latest software developed by the WorldWatcher Project. It a vector-based geographic information system software designed for classroom use. It runs in Java on Windows NT, 98, ME, 2000, and MacOS X.
4. New release of WorldWatcher for Windows now available! 'LITE' version also now updated!
WorldWatcher for Windows Version 3 Beta 13 was released on the 1st of April. The new version improves on many of the old bugs in previous versions. Proceed to the Download the Software section to update your version of WorldWatcher. Also, a newly updated WorldWatcher 'LITE' version was made available on June 28.
5. WorldWatcher now endorsed by the NASA's Earth Science Enterprise NASA awards this distinction to products that have passed a rigorous peer review by educators and scientists, including classroom teachers and college faculty, education standards experts, curriculum designers, teacher trainers, and Earth system scientists. For more information on NASAís Earth Science Enterprise and its education product review, see /web/20030802192857/