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Climate Change, Science, Taking Action
Endorsement
06.22.2017

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

 

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

by Tim Flannery

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Tim Flannery's Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Grove Press, 2016). The preview consists of chapter 4, "How Are the Animals Doing?", and the Afterword. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, conservationist, and author. From 2001 to 2013 he was Australia's climate commissioner.

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Evolution, Science, Science Education, Taking Action
RNCSE Article
03.17.2016

Ten (Eleven) Things Evolutionists Can Do to Improve Communication

A PDF version of this article is available here.

1) Quality Control: So much of the mass communication of evolution is dull and uninspiring. For example, the AIBS-sponsored video Evolution: Why Bother? is tragically bad — nothing but talking heads and still images. Any introductory film student could have explained to them that in film and video the primary communication takes place through the images presented. When all we show are faces talking, we communicate virtually nothing. We need the simple, honest feedback

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Taking Action
Informational
03.08.2016

How to Take Action to Support Science Education

Each controversy over the teaching of evolution is unique. However, these basic principles have proven to be valuable for opposing anti-evolutionism whether it occurs at a local school or in national discussions.

Basic Principles for Taking Action

  • Don't go it alone; coalitions are powerful, especially if parents, clergy, scientists, and teachers work together.
  • Local people acting locally have the most impact.
  • Work behind the scenes whenever possible. Conflicts are more easily resolved when people are not publicly cornered. (This is especially true
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Anti-evolution (general), Anti-science Education Strategy, Science Standards, Science Education, Taking Action
RNCSE Article
03.04.2016

Testimony Before the Texas State Board of Education

Mr Chairman, members of the board, thank you for the chance to speak with you about the draft science TEKS.

The science TEKS on the books now were given an F in a 2005 survey of state science standards by the politically conservative Thomas Fordham Institute, noting that "they produce breadth of assertion instead of depth of understanding."

The TEKS presented by your expert writing committees addressed many of those problems. For instance, they replaced inaccurate and misleading references to "strengths and weaknesses" with a more accurate description of the

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Science, Science Education, Taking Action
RNCSE Article
03.04.2016

NCSE Honors "Friends of Darwin" for 2005

Every year, NCSE honors a few exceptional people for their support of evolution education and/or their service to NCSE. The "Friend of Darwin" awards are proposed by the staff and approved by the board at its annual meeting; the recipients for the award for a given year are thus selected in the spring of the following year. NCSE usually arranges for the awards to be presented to their recipients by their family, colleagues, and friends, so it often takes a while before a public announcement is possible. Here, finally, are the Friends of Darwin for 2005.

Ed Barber

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Science Education, Taking Action
Video
02.24.2016

Using Online Petitions to Mobilize Communities Around Science Education

Josh NelsonJosh Rosenau
      Josh Nelson           Josh Rosenau

 

When: Wednesday, July 30, 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT

Description: Online petitions can be a

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Science Education, Taking Action
Video
02.24.2016

Involving Students and Campus Groups in Science Education Advocacy

Jenny MarienauDan Pemberton
  Jenny Marienau      Dan Pemberton

When: Monday, June 30, 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT

Description: Students are some of the most energetic and

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Science Education, Taking Action
Video
02.24.2016

Debunking and Confronting Science Denial

Josh RosenauShauna Theel John Cook
     Josh
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Science Education, Taking Action
Video
02.24.2016

Building Alliances with Clergy and Religious Communities to Advocate for Science Education

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Science Education, Taking Action
Video
02.24.2016

Media Skills for Science Education Advocates

Number of views: 2,416