Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

September 19, 2019
As well as working as a high school science teacher in Virginia, NCSE Teacher Ambassador Melinda Landry has facilitated district-wide professional development on how to use case studies to teach science curriculum. She has participated in multiple outreach and training events, including…
September 17, 2019
The trial of Adnan Oktar, the controversial Islamic creationist who publishes under the name Harun Yahya, started in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 17, 2019, according to the Associated Press (September 17, 2019). Through the Scientific Research Foundation (Bilim Arastirma Vakfi, or BAV), Oktar…
September 16, 2019
Longtime NCSE member Bruce Alberts is a renowned biochemist with a long list of lifetime achievements. Alberts was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 and the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science in 2016. Alberts served as editor in chief…
September 16, 2019
Americans generally acknowledge the reality of climate change, but remain split over the role of human activity and the existence of a scientific consensus, according to a new poll from CBS News (September 15, 2019), released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news…
September 13, 2019
Louisiana's Senate Resolution 224 (PDF), introduced on May 31, 2019, and adopted on the following day, commends Gene Mills, the president of the Louisiana Family Forum, in part because "he was the driving force behind the Louisiana Science Education Act in 2008." The act, implemented as…
September 6, 2019
As a new national curriculum is under development in Wales, a group of the United Kingdom's leading scientists and educators is calling for both increasing the amount of evolution in the curriculum and explicitly banning the teaching of creationism, according to the BBC (September 5, 2019). The…
August 29, 2019
NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch was interviewed for Clare Kittredge's "Should Climate Change Education in Schools Be Mandatory?" which appeared in AMC Outdoors (August 26, 2019). The article focuses on the recent attempt in Connecticut to require the teaching of climate change in the…
August 23, 2019
We held our second workshop for evolution teachers this summer at Michigan State University, and our first later in the same week on the nature of science at Clemson University. It was a busy week to say the least. It was also an extremely productive week. We were able to gather valuable input…
August 15, 2019
NCSE is pleased to welcome Emma Doctors, NCSE's new Program Coordinator. After practicing art and studying to be an elementary school teacher, Doctors transitioned into the museum field. She holds a B.A. in fine art and an M.A. in museum studies from the University of San Francisco. At NCSE,…
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