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Evolution Education in the 21st Century

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, PhD
Time: 
12:30pm
Date: 
October 18, 2008
Location: 
Cook Convention Center
Room 201
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN



A number of new resources on evolution education, and in particular that focus on dealing with challenges to teaching evolution, have become available in the past year. In November 2007, NOVA aired Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, a documentary about Kitzmiller et al. vs. Dover Area School District. Accompanying the program is a series of resources designed to help teachers deal with the controversies encountered when teaching evolution. Also, the National Center for Science Education launches a new website in 2008, complete with new evolution education resources for teachers. We will present resources developed by staff at the National Center for Science Education which include both actions teachers can take to better prepare themselves for dealing with the controversy as well as lesson plans based on the evidence for evolution presented during the trial.
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Avoiding Kitzmiller v. Dover: Keeping Your District Out Of Court

Featuring: 
A panel with Eugenie Scott, Steve Case, Vic Hutchison
Time: 
10:30pm
Date: 
October 16, 2008
Location: 
Cook Convention Center
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN

NABTThe Kitzmiller v. Dover trial striking down Intelligent Design was a victory for science education, but an expensive, time consuming, and distracting experience for the school district and its teachers. The panel has decades of experience on avoiding such lawsuits to share with teachers. It is important to avoid corrupting science education by either denigrating evolution, or encouraging some form of creationism to be taught. Case studies will be discussed and questions taken.
For more information: 
Contact: NCSE
Website

Avoiding Kitzmiller v. Dover: Keeping Your District Out Of Court

Featuring: 
A panel with Eugenie Scott, Steve Case, Vic Hutchison
Time: 
2:30pm
Date: 
October 16, 2008
Location: 
Cook Convention Center
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN

NABTThe Kitzmiller v. Dover trial striking down Intelligent Design was a victory for science education, but an expensive, time consuming, and distracting experience for the school district and its teachers. The panel has decades of experience on avoiding such lawsuits to share with teachers. It is important to avoid corrupting science education by either denigrating evolution, or encouraging some form of creationism to be taught. Case studies will be discussed and questions taken.
For more information: 
Contact: NCSE
Website

Survival of the Unpalatable: The High Cost of Good Taste

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, Ph.D.
Dr. Louise Mead
Date: 
October 15, 2008
Location: 
National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference

Cook Convention Center
Room 204
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN

Jelly Bean Jar Join us for a discussion of common roadblocks and some new ways to use jelly beans to teach natural selection.
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Survival of the Unpalatable: The High Cost of Good Taste

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, Ph.D.
Dr. Louise Mead
Date: 
October 15, 2008
Location: 
National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference

Cook Convention Center
Room 204
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN

Jelly Bean Jar Join us for a discussion of common roadblocks and some new ways to use jelly beans to teach natural selection.
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K-12 Teacher Forum on Evolution

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, PhD
Geological Society of America
Date: 
October 4, 2008
Location: 
George R. Brown Convention Center
Theater B
Houston, TX

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Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest
Barbara Forrest
Time: 
10:15pm
Date: 
October 4, 2008
Location: 
Historic Lecture Hall
Room 222 of Sheldon Hall
State University of New York
Oswego, NY

Barbara Forrest, Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University and a member of NCSE's board of directors, will discuss "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design" when she delivers SUNY Oswego's 21st annual Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals on Saturday, Oct. 4. The annual Steinkraus Lectures are free and open to the public.
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K-12 Teacher Forum on Evolution

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, PhD
Geological Society of America
Date: 
October 4, 2008
Location: 
George R. Brown Convention Center
Theater B
Houston, TX

For more information: 

Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest
Barbara Forrest
Time: 
2:15pm
Date: 
October 4, 2008
Location: 
Historic Lecture Hall
Room 222 of Sheldon Hall
State University of New York
Oswego, NY

Barbara Forrest, Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University and a member of NCSE's board of directors, will discuss "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design" when she delivers SUNY Oswego's 21st annual Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals on Saturday, Oct. 4. The annual Steinkraus Lectures are free and open to the public.
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Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau
Date: 
October 1, 2008
Location: 
Main Stage Theater
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

NCSE's Josh Rosenau will discuss the ways in which creationist arguments illuminate and prey upon common misconceptions about science, and will discuss ways in which people can inoculate themselves against not just creationist attacks, but misconceptions about biology and the nature of science necessary for such attacks to persist.
For more information: 
Contact: Mark A. Grobner

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