Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

October 18, 2019
Mammals exhibit remarkable variety in their sense of hearing; from elephants communicating with infrasonic sounds to bats navigating their environment through echolocation calls at ultrasonic frequencies, many non-human mammals hear outside the typical human hearing range. Interestingly enough,…
October 16, 2019
As Pennsylvania begins the process of revising its 17-year-old state science standards, there is concern that the process will "ignite political battles" over the treatment of evolution and climate change, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star (October 16, 2019) reports. "Educators expect that…
October 10, 2019
Let’s try an exercise. Close your eyes and imagine your worst-case scenario describing evolution or climate change. It could involve an interaction with a student while teaching, a community member while doing public engagement, or even a family member while sitting at the dinner table. As you’re…
October 9, 2019
"That climate change is happening and that humanity is at least partly responsible is a view held by the majority across the world," according to YouGov's report of a new international poll of people in twenty-eight countries and regions. "The climate is changing and human activity is mainly…
October 4, 2019
Two college students approach a nurse in a hospital in Taiwan, unsure of what to do. She deftly reads their hesitation, then puts them to work rolling bandages and dispensing medication. Hard at work, they start asking questions about the flu epidemic currently tearing through the hospital. After…
October 4, 2019
Mary Morrow describes herself as a “PD junkie.” “I attend about every professional development workshop I can,” Morrow, an NCSE Teacher Ambassador, recounted recently as she discussed her role organizing and facilitating a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on NCSE’s five climate…
October 1, 2019
Late last year, when we began to get serious about updating our website, the design team we were working with asked us to tell them what we liked in a website. So we started looking at the websites of other non-profit organizations with missions similar to NCSE—environmental and educational groups…
October 1, 2019
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education — volume 39, number 4 — is now available online.  Featured are Kate Carter’s report on NCSE's work equipping Smithsonian volunteers to tackle difficult conversations, Paul Oh's…
September 27, 2019
NCSE's executive director Ann Reid contributed "Dry Facts, Debate, Despair: How Not to Teach Climate Change" to Education Week (September 23, 2019). "Dry facts, debate, doom and gloom—teachers striving to teach climate change effectively despite the obstacles to doing so can be forgiven…
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