Supporting Teachers

We give science teachers the tools and skills to help students overcome misconceptions and misinformation about climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

January 15, 2016
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
Valerie First is a docent at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in Sanford, Florida, and the Orlando Science Center.
October 29, 2015
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
A couple of months ago, Minda Berbeco asked me to review a new book that teaches evolution to preschoolers.
July 16, 2015
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
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
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.
March 31, 2015
One of my most memorable interactions when I first started at NCSE was a conversation I had at an educator conferen
January 8, 2014
In my job as a programs and policy director here at NCSE, I hear a lot from educators who are interested in teaching about climate change, but don’t know where to start.
October 16, 2013
When I was a graduate student, I had the ambitious idea that in addition to my regular teaching load, classes, and research, I wanted to teach a course on evolution that centered on Darwin’s Origin of Species.

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