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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/09/02

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

A new issue of Reports of the NCSE is available on-line. And news
about NCSE's 2017 excursion to the Grand Canyon.

RNCSE 36:3 NOW ON-LINE

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the
National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The
issue -- volume 36, number 3 -- is the third issue in the newsletter's
new, streamlined, and full-color format.

Featured are "Defending Darwin in Kentucky," James J. Krupa's report
on his decades of teaching evolution in the Bluegrass State; Randy
Moore's discussion of a creationist "museum" in Crosbyton, Texas; news
about NCSE's outreach projects from Minda Berbeco and Emily
Schoerning; and a review of Gordon H. Orians's Snakes, Sunrise, and
Shakespeare by Nancy Easterlin.

The entire issue is freely available in PDF form from
http://reports.ncse.com. Members of NCSE will have already received 
the issue in the mail, and will be receiving the next issue of Reports
in September 2016. (Not a member? Join today!)

For RNCSE 36:3 (PDF), visit:
http://reports.ncse.com/index.php/rncse/article/view/408/798 

For information about joining NCSE, visit:
http://ncse.com/join 

NCSE AND THE GRAND CANYON 2017

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for
NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon -- as featured in the
documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven. From June 29 to July 7, 2017, NCSE
will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand
Canyon river run.

Because this is an NCSE trip, we offer more than just the typically
grand float down the Canyon, the spectacular scenery, fascinating
natural history, brilliant night skies, exciting rapids, delicious
meals, and good company. It is, in fact, a unique "two-model" raft
trip, on which we provide both the creationist view of the Grand
Canyon (maybe not entirely seriously) and the evolutionist view -- and
let you make up your own mind. To get a glimpse of the fun, watch the
short videos filmed in 2011, posted on NCSE's YouTube channel, explore
photographs by 2016's rafters in the expedition's Flickr group, and
listen to Scientific American's Steve Mirsky's podcasts about the
excursion. The cost of the excursion is $2875; a deposit of $500 will
hold your spot. Seats are limited: call, write, or e-mail now.

And, for the third time, NCSE will offer scholarships to one or two
lucky teachers, giving them a unique opportunity to spend eight days
exploring the geology and natural history of the Canyon. (Brandon
Haught, Alyson Miller, and Scott Hatfield wrote about their
experiences on the trip on NCSE's blog.) Your donations to the
scholarship fund help to make the scholarship program possible.

For information about the excursion, visit:
http://ncse.com/about/excursions/gcfaq 

For information about No Dinosaurs in Heaven, visit:
http://www.nodinos.com/ 

For the videos, photographs, and podcasts, visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7kG8dPfgM&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSfTH9Gl2CM&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD4xmkEbgqk&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.flickr.com/groups/ncsegrandcanyon2016/ 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/evolution-ed-defenders-make-rapids-progress-in-grand-canyon/ 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/grand-canyon-rapids-ride-for-evolution-education/ 

For Haught's, Miller's, and Hatfield's blog posts about their
experiences, visit:
https://ncse.com/blog/2016/07/how-i-spent-my-summer-0018299 
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/08/reflections-2015-ncse-grand-canyon-rafting-trip-0016559 
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/10/what-teacher-learned-grand-canyon-0016684 

And for information about donating to the scholarship fund, visit:
https://ncse.secure.force.com/GCscholarship 

WHAT'S NEW FROM THE SCIENCE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Ann Reid reviewing Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles's The Madhouse Effect:
https://ncse.com/blog/2016/09/madhouse-effect-should-make-everybody-mad-thats-good-thing-0018363 

* Stephanie Keep describing the latest research from Neil Shubin's lab:
https://ncse.com/blog/2016/08/new-developments-development-limbs-0018356 

* Glenn Branch tracing a misattributed quotation from 1923 to 1880:
https://ncse.com/blog/2016/08/doubting-newberry-s-doubt-0018326 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website --
http://ncse.com -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.

--
Sincerely,

Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
510-601-7203
fax 510-788-7971
branch@ncse.com 
http://ncse.com 

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http://ncse.com/blog 

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