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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.

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Contact Dr. Urry.

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: 
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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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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What would Darwin say to today's creationists?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
February 16, 2015
Location: 

The Admiral Bar
72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 7DA
United Kingdom

A Darwin Day talk for Glasgow Skeptics

​Many elements of the modern American creationist movement would be familiar to Darwin, especially the argument from design, which of course was very well known (and well-regarded) by educated people of his time. Young Earth creationism, on the other hand, would puzzle him; Bishop Ussher’s 4004 BC age of the Earth was not considered mainstream Christian theology in the late 19th century, though certainly the view had a few adherents among the clergy.

Darwin might have heard of the 'scriptural geologists' who promoted a Young Earth view during the 19th century. But, like other scientists of his time, he would have ignored them. The current creationist strategy of disclaiming evolution as weak science would have seemed more familiar to him, however, given the criticisms of evolution he encountered during his own time.

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National Climate Assessment: Resource for Climate Literacy and Making Decisions: Building Climate Literacy Through Educational Partnerships

Featuring: 
Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Time: 
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Date: 
February 15, 2015
Location: 

Room LL20A 
San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose CA 95113

A panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

The National Climate Assessment (NCA), a scientific document written for the lay-audience, is an ideal opportunity to engage the educational community in sector and regional discussions of climate change impacts and predictions.  Through a collaboration between federal and non-profit educational organizations, the NCA education affinity group engaged the climate education community through CLEAN, the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network, and developed “Learning Pathways” for educators designed to help them align lesson plans, and access high quality activities, videos, simulations and even science standards with the regional sections of the NCA. Through this collaboration, the educational community was able to bring added value to the report, engage both formal and informal educators and use the release of the report as a teachable moment.

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What Else Can You Do with a PhD? Finding Alternative Careers in the Sciences

Featuring: 
Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Minda Berbeco, Ph.D.

Time: 
10:30am to 11:30am
Date: 
February 13, 2015
Location: 

Room 212
San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose CA 95113

A panel at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

After years of research, analysis, and writing on often very specific topics, many science PhDs wonder if their skills are useful outside of academia. This workshop will delve into the abundant opportunities for science PhDs outside the ivory tower that take advantage of advanced degrees. From working as a principal data scientist for a health care company to promoting international chemical security, from furthering science policy to protecting American science education, PhDs have a lot of opportunities to utilize their degrees to create change. This workshop will provide real-life examples of how PhDs have utilized advanced degrees to help change the world and how you might do the same. 

Coordinator: Minda Rose Berbeco, National Center for Science Education 
Co-coordinator: Pallavi Phartiyal, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington DC 
Presenters: Sharotka Simon, AAAS, Diplomacy Security and Development; Michael A. Simon, Arcadia Health Solutions; Olivia Ambrogio, American Geophysical Union 

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