NCSE is pleased to announce the second of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The workshop focuses on lobbying policymakers — legislators, members of state boards of education, members of local school boards, and the like — and features NCSE's Josh Rosenau, the ACLU's Dena Sher, and Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education's Vic Hutchison.
Bills attacking evolution education and climate change education were filed in almost a dozen state legislatures last year, and a new legislative season starting in January will bring many more. Lawmakers need to hear from their own constituents — the voters who put them in office, the neighbors and colleagues whose good opinion they value — to stop bad bills and to improve science education. The workshop will provide advice and resources to help citizens like you become active and effective lobbyists on behalf of science education.
The workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time (4:00 p.m. Eastern time) on December 18, 2013, and spaces are still available, so register now! (The session will be recorded, so don't worry if you're unable to register or participate.) A recording of the first webinar in the series, which surveyed the skills and resources that concerned citizens need in responding to attacks on science education, is now available on-line, along with the slides used in the presentation.