Supporting Teachers

We give science teachers the tools and skills they need to help their students overcome misconceptions and misinformation about climate change and evolution.

Reading materials and webinars to help you support science education in your community.

December 9, 2019
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A lone but confident teacher stands in front of the classroom. She is teaching an amazing lesson about climate change and the planet’s future. A hand shoots up into the air, pumping with excitement, and she thinks, “Yes, yes ...
September 18, 2019
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There is no shortage of material available to teachers–but it's not always easy to find resources that are free and of the highest quality. We've done the sifting and sorting for you!
November 16, 2018
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Climate is always changing, so what’s happening today is just normal, right? 
June 15, 2016
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This blog installment focuses on perhaps the most well known example of natural selection in action (and a topic we have covered in the blog before): The peppered moth (Biston betularia).
April 26, 2016
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Natural selection is part of every state’s high school science standards, but that doesn’t mean we teachers are always successful in connecting our students with the topic.
January 26, 2016
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I’m often approached by teachers looking for new ways to connect their students to climate change.
January 15, 2016
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The prospect of climate change is daunting. Learning about it can be disheartening, even depressing, for students. As a result, even students who learn the basics of climate science may still fail to appreciate that humans can take actions to reduce climate changes and its impacts.
January 15, 2016
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There is virtually unanimous scientific agreement about climate change. Yet due to both the inherent complexity of the topic and the social controversies surrounding it, confusion and doubt often persist.
January 13, 2016
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Valerie First is a docent at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in Sanford, Florida, and the Orlando Science Center.
October 29, 2015
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Recently, I was invited to the White House’s Back-to-School Climate Education Event. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, head of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), encouraged us educators to help our students understand the “dynamics of our planet”.
October 20, 2015
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A couple of months ago, Minda Berbeco asked me to review a new book that teaches evolution to preschoolers.
July 16, 2015
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Not every educator experiences pushback when teaching about climate change. When it does happen, though, it can be surprising, particularly for someone who has been teaching for many years. Jana Dean is a middle school science teacher in Olympia, Washington.
May 12, 2015
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A few weeks ago, I wrote here about C.W., a new environmental science teacher in rural Pennsylvania who was criticized by local parents when he attempted to teach climate change using materials from the book and
April 20, 2015
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I’m writing this blog from NCSE HQ and, dear readers, there is something in the air here other than awesome ideas. My histamines are in overload. My eyes are watering, my head is a cotton ball, and my nose is a faucet. As a result, I am feeling punchy, too.
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