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Evolution for Future Teachers

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau

Josh Rosenau

Time: 
4:40pm to 7:50pm
Date: 
May 18, 2015
Location: 

Art and Education Building room 385
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

California State University, East Bay logoNCSE's Josh Rosenau will present a guest lecture for science teacher credential candidates in Dr. David Stronck's class. He will discuss NCSE's work, challenges to teaching evolution, and how teachers can present evolution effectively in schools.

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Contact Dr. Stronck.

90 Years of Fighting Creationism: From the Science League of America to NCSE

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau

Josh Rosenau

Time: 
3:00pm
Date: 
May 3, 2015
Location: 

Audre Lorde Room (Second Floor)
Women's Building
3543 18th (at Valencia) 
San Francisco CA 94110 

“It is a truism that there can be no real solution of the problem of man’s origin, development and destiny without freedom in research and in teaching.” Those bold words opened the preamble to the bylaws of the Science League of America, founded in San Francisco in 1925. Under the leadership of the polymathic Shipley, they fought the anti-evolution crusade launched by William Jennings Bryan, who famously prosecuted John Scopes for teaching evolution in Tennessee. From his home in Sausalito, Shipley organized scientists and teachers, planned debates with creationists, and wrote extensively about the importance of evolution. 90 years later, the National Center for Science Education does remarkably similar work, fighting almost the same battles, from our offices in Oakland. We will discuss today’s ideological attacks on science education, the long history of pro-science activism here in the Bay Area, and how to carry on the long battle against creationism.

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After Kitzmiller -- What?

Featuring: 
Glenn Branch

Humanist Society of Redding

Time: 
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Date: 
May 3, 2015
Location: 

Shasta Public Libraries - Redding Library
1100 Parkview Avenue
Redding CA 96001

Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching intelligent design creationism in the public schools, was a pivotal event in the history of the creationism/evolution controversy in the United States. Why was Kitzmiller the effective end of the second phase of antievolution strategy? And what is the third phase going to be like?

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The Science Denial Playbook: What We Can Learn from Debates on Evolution and Climate Change; The Tactics that All Science Denialists Use

Featuring: 
Ann Reid, NCSE's Executive Director

Ann Reid

Time: 
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Date: 
April 18, 2015
Location: 

Patio Room, Vista Del Monte
3775 Modoc Road 
Santa Barbara CA 93105

Monmouth University logo

Cost: $2 for members of the Humanist Society of Santa Barbara, $5 for non-members.

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Evolution for Future Presidents

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau

Josh Rosenau

Time: 
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Date: 
March 18, 2015
Location: 

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

Mills College logoNCSE's Josh Rosenau will present a guest lecture for Dr. Lisa Urry's class: Evolution for Future Presidents. He will discuss NCSE's work, challenges to teaching evolution, and the range of religious responses to evolution.

For more information: 

Contact Dr. Urry.

Climate Smart and Energy Wise: Climate and Energy Education Challenges of the 21st Century

Featuring: 
Mark McCaffrey

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
2:00pm
Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Room S405a
McCormick Place West
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60616

A presentation at the National Science Teachers Association national conference

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Climate Smart and Energy Wise: meet the author and book signing event

Featuring: 
Mark McCaffrey

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
3:00pm
Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Corwin Booth (#1085)
McCormick Place West
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60616

A meet-the-author and book signing event at the National Science Teachers Association national conference

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Perceptions: Science & Religious Communities

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20004

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities is a day-long national conference that will bring together leaders in science and religion—including Nobel-Prize winning physicist William D. Phillips, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, DoSER director Jennifer Wiseman, and National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson—to foster dialogue between scientific and religious communities, and to plan a course for future conversation. The conference program is still developing, but includes dynamic speakers, enriching topical discussion tracks, lunch sponsored by AAAS, and a concluding reception. Registration is open! More details to follow.

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Climate Smart and Energy Wise: Climate and Energy Education Challenges of the 21st Century

Featuring: 
Mark McCaffrey

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
3:00pm
Date: 
February 25, 2015
Location: 

Science Community Center, Room 115
Modesto Junior College, West Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto CA 95358

A talk for Modesto Junior College's Science Colloquium, which presents a variety of topics of interest to our students, faculty, and the community. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

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Change Over Time: Investigate Climate Change Impacts in the Southwest

Featuring: 
Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Time: 
4:00pm
Date: 
February 18, 2015
Location: 

A presentation for the NASA “Ask US” series.

The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with a lead NCA author, then learn about related educator resources with Minda Berbeco from the National Center for Science Education. Discover how to bring these resources into classroom lessons, engage students in data collection and analysis, share visualizations and citizen science projects. 

Focus this month will be on the Southwest region. Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.

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