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Visit the Grand Canyon with NCSE!

Featuring: 
NCSE's Steven Newton and Joshua Rosenau
Date: 
June 30, 2016 to July 8, 2016
Location: 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Twenty-two lucky members will raft the Grand Canyon from Marble Canyon to Diamond Creek, experiencing one of the most beautiful and majestic natural features on the planet.

Of course, as NCSE's Josh Rosenau will inform the rafters, the whole Colorado plateau was laid down by the receding waters of Noah's Flood about 4,327 years ago, and the Grand Canyon itself was gouged catastrophically in a matter of days. Geologist Steven Newton will present the standard geological history of Grand Canyon to the rafters — and "they can make up their own minds."

NCSE's "Creation/Evolution Grand Canyon Raft Trip" is a wonderful way to learn about the creationism/evolution controversy in a fabulous natural setting.

 
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Doubt and Denial as Challenges to, and in, Teaching Climate Change

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch, NCSE Deputy Director

Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
July 7, 2016
Location: 

Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Avenue 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Scientists overwhelmingly agree about the occurrence, causes, and consequences of climate change. But the public is not so sure. And science education is suffering as a result. Reviewing recent controversies over the place of climate science in state science standards and summarizing the results of a recent rigorous national survey of science teachers, Glenn Branch from the National Center for Science Education will explain how doubt and denial about climate change are affecting science education.

A presentation for National Capital Area Skeptics.

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Sins of Evolution Education

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
9:00am
Date: 
October 29, 2016
Location: 

Excalibur Hotel & Resort
3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas NV 89109

A talk for CSICON, the conference of the Center for Inquiry. 

How evolution is taught and what is taught can lead the public to misunderstand both science and evolution. Eugenie C. Scott will explain why she does not believe in evolution, that fish did not evolve into amphibians, why evolution is like Monopoly, and conclude with "why Dobzhansky was right."

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