Science Is Constantly Evolving

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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,…
August 13, 2019
NCSE's annual report for 2018 is now available (PDF) on NCSE's website. The report briefly describes the progress of NCSE's Supporting Teachers program (particularly the launch of the Teacher Ambassador Program), the activities of NCSE's Breaking Down Barriers program supporting informal science…
August 6, 2019
When NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the John and Mary Lou Pojeta Service Award from the Paleontological Society in 2018, she gave a brief address, which is now published (PDF) in the Journal of Paleontology. In her address, Scott discussed her career in…
August 2, 2019
NCSE's executive director Ann Reid and Ben Santer, a member of NCSE's board of directors, were interviewed about climate communication on the Hertz Foundation's blog (July 30, 2019) before they spoke at the foundation's summer workshop in Los Angeles. In the interview, Reid recommended a teaching…
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