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Need a speaker?

Thu, 2014-10-23 20:00

As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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Texans to publishers: Fix flawed textbooks

Mon, 2014-10-20 16:48

Over 24,000 Texans have signed petitions calling on the Texas board of education to require the correction of errors in the coverage of climate change in social studies textbooks presently under consideration.

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For a few lucky teachers, an adventure of a lifetime

Thu, 2014-10-16 20:55

The National Center for Science Education is pleased to accept applications for its inaugural class of Grand Canyon Teacher Scholars. Lucky teachers will be given an all-expenses-paid seat on NCSE's annual Grand Canyon expedition, an eight-day voyage through some of the world's greatest geological wonders. 

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Videos, videos, videos

Mon, 2014-10-13 21:01

Eugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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A preview of Don't Even Think About It

Mon, 2014-10-13 20:32

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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On the road again with NESCent

Mon, 2014-10-06 18:55

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

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Over at last for Freshwater

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:30

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States declined (PDF, p. 10), without comment, to hear John Freshwater's appeal of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision to uphold his termination as a middle school teacher. The decision brings the long and complicated controversy over Freshwater's inappropriate religious behavior in the classroom — including teaching creationism and misrepresenting evolution as scientifically controversial — to a final conclusion.

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National Medal of Science for Bruce Alberts

Fri, 2014-10-03 18:07

Bruce Alberts

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Bruce Alberts on receiving the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in science.

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NCSE's Rosenau and McCaffrey in the Houston Chronicle

Wed, 2014-10-01 18:52

NCSE's Josh Rosenau and Mark McCaffrey were invited by the Houston Chronicle (September 30, 2014) to discuss the controversy over the treatment of climate science in social studies textbooks now under consideration by the Texas state board of education. 

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RNCSE 34:5 now on-line

Wed, 2014-10-01 17:50

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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Haas joins NCSE board

Mon, 2014-09-29 19:35

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Haas, a businessman, entrepreneur, and climate activist, to its board of directors. "In the fight with climate change, knowledge is power," Haas explained. "But too many students are not learning what they need to know about climate change and the solutions. That's why I'm pleased to join NCSE's board of directors and to support its diverse efforts to defend the integrity of science education."

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Climate Smart & Energy Wise

Tue, 2014-09-23 18:25

NCSE is pleased to announce the publication of Climate Smart & Energy Wise (Corwin Press, 2014), written by NCSE's Mark McCaffrey. In their foreword, Eugenie C. Scott and Jay Labov write, "Climate Smart & Energy Wise provides a roadmap to teachers to assist them in acquiring the background and resources to bring climate and energy education into their classrooms ... It provides a wealth of information to help teachers find resources, including the very useful Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy frameworks, developed by scientists and master teachers. This book is packed with suggestions for where a teacher can find more information and classroom guidance for the teaching of global climate change."

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The latest from Texas

Wed, 2014-09-17 17:22

When the Texas state board of education held a hearing on September 16, 2014, on social studies textbooks submitted for state adoption, the treatment of climate science was among the topics. 

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Proposed Texas textbooks distort climate change facts

Mon, 2014-09-15 17:00

"An examination of how proposed social studies textbooks for Texas public schools address climate change reveals distortions and bias that misrepresent the broad scientific consensus on the phenomenon," charged the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education in a joint press release issued on September 15, 2014.

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JREF award for NCSE's Scott

Fri, 2014-09-12 13:40

Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the present chair of its Advisory Council, received the James Randi Educational Foundation's Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 12, 2014.

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Ohio's antiscience bill unimproved

Tue, 2014-09-09 18:33

Ohio's House Bill 597 is still a threat to the integrity of science education in the Buckeye State, NCSE's Glenn Branch told Ohio Public Radio (September 8, 2014). 

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Wolfhart Pannenberg dies

Mon, 2014-09-08 19:29

The distinguished theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg died on September 5, 2014, at the age of 85, according to his former student Philip Clayton, posting at the Theoblogy blog (September 7, 2014).

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Santer in 97 Hours of Consensus

Mon, 2014-09-08 16:16

Ben Santer, a member of NCSE's board of directors, is among the ninety-seven climate scientists featured in Skeptical Science's 97 Hours of Consensus campaign. Launched on September 7, 2014, the campaign features an hourly statement on climate change from, along with a playful caricature of, ninety-seven leading climate scientists.

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Ohio out of the frying pan

Fri, 2014-09-05 16:50

The antiscience provision was removed from Ohio's House Bill 597 by the House Rules and Reference Committee on September 4, 2014 — only to be replaced by a provision requiring students to "review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the standards."

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Facebook: n > 80,000

Fri, 2014-09-05 13:58

A milestone: there are now over 80,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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