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Science Policy: How do science and policy intersect?

Policymakers rely on information provided by the scientific community to help them make policy decisions. Many of the decisions about how to apply science for the benefit of society must balance the immediate needs of the public, the environment, and our nation’s development. These decisions are rarely clear-cut. Therefore, individuals who understand the importance of both weighing different perspectives and requirements as well as knowledge gained through the scientific process need to constructively participate in the dialog. Explore these resources and publications so that you can get involved, encourage others to learn more, and make your own informed decisions.



Understanding Science