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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2018/08/10

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(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

NCSE offered its advice to the EPA and is seeking a part-time intern
for the fall.


In a memorandum dated August 7, 2018, NCSE's executive director Ann
Reid wrote to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed
rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" and to urge
the EPA to withdraw its proposal. The controversial rule is, as Naomi
Oreskes (a member of NCSE's board of directors) explained in the
journal Nature, widely seen as attempting to keep "high-quality
evidence from being used to shape regulations, even if there are
legitimate reasons, such as patient privacy, why some data cannot be
made public."

In NCSE's memorandum, Reid observed, "The proposed rule would not
directly influence curriculum and instruction in the nation's public
schools, but it would, if adopted, risk undercutting the hard work
that science teachers do to give the next generation a clear
understanding of how scientific evidence is properly used to guide
sound public health and environmental quality decisions. The future
citizens who will soon be responsible for making informed decisions
about our environment deserve better." The comment period on the rule
ends on August 16, 2018.

For the memorandum (PDF), visit: 

For Naomi Oreskes's column in Nature, visit: 

And for information about the proposed rule, including the opportunity
to comment, visit: 


NCSE is seeking to hire a part-time fall intern to assist with the
national launch of the Science Booster Club program. This is a unique
opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about
community organizing and science outreach. This is a temporary
position based in Oakland, California, running from August to December
2018. Further information about duties, qualifications, salary, and
the application process is available from NCSE's job page.

For NCSE's job page, visit: 

And for information about NCSE's Science Booster Club Program, visit: 

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


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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