Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

March 10, 2020
What is the mortality rate for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? This question is in the news a lot this week — you can see a typical example in this article from the Washington Post. The first thing for your students to understand is that…
March 6, 2020
"The War on Science," a new episode in the CBSN Originals documentary series REVERB, airing March 8, 2020, examines the intersection of on-line pseudoscience and real-life science education — and NCSE is prominently featured. NCSE's executive director Ann Reid discusses the history of NCSE and…
March 5, 2020
Senate File 3949 (PDF), introduced in the Minnesota Senate on March 4, 2020, would, if enacted, encourage public school districts in the state "to include practical, age-appropriate instruction on climate change in ... kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum," with "starting a school garden or…
March 3, 2020
Senate Resolution 2626 (PDF) would, if approved, express the support of the Rhode Island Senate for increased environmental and climate education in the state's public schools — and the NCSE/Penn State study of climate change education is cited as evidence of the need for the increase. Virtually…
March 3, 2020
Senate Concurrent Resolution 58, introduced in the Hawaii Senate on March 3, 2020, would, if adopted, urge the state department of education to "mandate a climate change curriculum in all public schools by no later than school year 2021-2022" and to incorporate such a curriculum in its ten-year…
March 3, 2020
NCSE’s Breaking Down Barriers program launched a pilot initiative in 2019, called the Museum Collaborative, to provide activity kits to science museums in primarily rural areas. Small rural museums typically have pre-existing capacity in terms of a facility and dedicated staff, but can frequently…
March 2, 2020
The Clergy Letter Project, originally formed to demonstrate that numerous members of the clergy embrace evolution and regard it as harmonious with their faith, is now also addressing the climate crisis. A new letter from the project entitled "The Climate Crisis: A Clergy Call to Action" recognizes…
February 27, 2020
Senate Bill 1970, introduced in the New Jersey Senate on February 25, 2020, would, if enacted, require local school districts to include information on climate change in their curricula and to adopt instructional materials that "accurately portray changes in weather and climate patterns over time,…
February 25, 2020
Senate File 3517, introduced in the Minnesota Senate on February 24, 2020, would, if enacted, require public school districts in the state "to embed climate change education throughout all subject areas, not just in science curriculum" and allocate $1 million yearly to do so. Sponsored by Charles…
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