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Climate change education bills in Congress

Thu, 2016-06-23 15:04

Senate Bill 3074, introduced in the U. S. Senate on June 16, 2016, would, if enacted, authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a climate change education program.

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A chance to help NCSE's archives!

Fri, 2016-06-17 04:30

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement. And we are beginning to amass a similar trove of material on disputes over climate change education.

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Facebook: n > 170,000

Tue, 2016-06-07 14:28

A milestone: there are now over 170,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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How to Testify at a School Board Meeting

Mon, 2016-06-06 22:42

Here are some tips for appearing at school board meetings.

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Ten Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor

Mon, 2016-06-06 22:41

Although most of the battle against creationism has focused on the political and legal battles over textbooks and curriculum development, it is important to remember that public opinion plays a major role in determining the material actually taught in biology classrooms. One inexpensive and effective way to educate the public on the nature of science in general, and evolution in particular, is through the editorial pages. Letters to the editor are widely read, and fundamentalists have long used letter campaigns to push their agenda.

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Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

Mon, 2016-06-06 22:40

1. In 1968, in Epperson v. Arkansas, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The Court held the statute unconstitutional on the grounds that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not permit a state to require that teaching and learning must be tailored to the principles or prohibitions of any particular religious sect or doctrine.

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NCSE's Rosenau in the Portland Tribune

Mon, 2016-06-06 21:27

After the Portland, Oregon, board of education adopted a resolution on climate change education that called (PDF) for the elimination of instructional material "that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities," NCSE's Josh Rosenau wrote a column for the Portland Tribune (June 2, 2016) to put the resolution in context.

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Welcome to NCSE's new website!

Mon, 2016-06-06 17:07

Welcome to NCSE's new website! As you will see (as Ann Reid explains in detail in a new blog post), NCSE.com has not only been modernized and streamlined but also optimized to work with your phone or mobile device. All the great content and resources are still there for you, but the navigation and search functions have been improved.

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Voices for Climate Change Education

Sun, 2016-06-05 22:46

Many leading scientific and educational groups have expressed support for teaching climate change in college, high school, grade school and informal settings. Here are some of their statements:

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Supporting Climate Change Education

Sun, 2016-06-05 22:42

What can you do to support climate change education in your local community?

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