Program Website: http://csme.utah.edu/inspire/ or http://nalininadkarni.com/about/science-in-prisons-2/
Program Description: The goal of the Initiative to bring Science Programs to the Incarcerated in Utah (INSPIRE) is to bring science and nature to the incarcerated. We build connections with science, scientists, inmates, and the corrections community through science lectures, workshops, and conservation projects at correctional facilities in Utah. The program was initiated by Nalini Nadkarni, co-founder of the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP).
In 2014, INSPIRE program staff began working with the Utah Department of Corrections and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Programs now include a monthly science lecture series, science workshops, and conservation research projects.
Correctional Facilities Served: Utah Department of Corrections
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Year Founded: 2014
Founders: Nalini Nadkarni
Funding: Funding for this program comes from the National Science Foundation (DEB-1141833 and DRL-1204448), private donations, and in-kind support from program partners.