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NCSE and the National Climate Assessment

NCSE was on hand for the release of the third National Climate Assessment. Produced by a team of more than 300 experts, the NCA summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.

A new editor for RNCSE

NCSE is pleased to welcome Stephanie Keep as the new editor of its journal Reports of the National Center for Science Education.

Mr. McCaffrey goes to Washington

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey will be discussing the educational use of the third National Climate Assessment at a panel in the White House on May 6, 2014. The panel will be streamed live from the White House between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) on May 6, 2014; McCaffrey’s presentation will take place toward the end of the event.

Friend of Darwin and Friend of the Planet awards for 2014

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2014: Eric Rothschild, Stephen G. Harvey, Witold Walczak, Richard B. Katskee, and Faye Flam. The first four recipients led the victorious legal team representing the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools; Flam, a science journalist, wrote "Planet of the Apes" — the only newspaper column dedicated to evolution — for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2010 to 2012.

The latest on NCSE's YouTube channel

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NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

A preview of Paleoclimate

Cover of Michael L. Bender's PaleoclimateNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael L. Bender's Paleoclimate (Princeton University Press, 2013).

NSTA award for NCSE's Scott

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Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the current chair of its Advisory Council, will be presented with a Distinguished Service to Science Education Award from the National Science Teachers Association

"Choose Controversies Wisely"

Cover of the April/May 2014 issue of The Science Teacher

"When teaching scientific argumentation, selecting the wrong topic can impair — rather than increase — student understanding." That was the message of four members of NCSE's staff, Minda Berbeco, Mark McCaffrey, Eric Meikle, and Glenn Branch, in their commentary "Choose Controversies Wisely," published in the April/May 2014 issue of The Science Teacher.

Brian Alters profiled in the Orange County Register

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Brian Alters, president of NCSE's board of directors, was profiled in the Orange County Register (April 1, 2014). 

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