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Congratulations to Kansas Citizens for Science

KATS award for KCFS

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kansas Citizens for Science for receiving a 2013 Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Award from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science.

In the summer 2013 issue of the KATS newsletter, KATS praised KCFS for its efforts, writing (PDF, p. 16):

Kansas Citizens for Science (KCFS) has generously provided scholarships to help current and pre-service science teachers attend the KATS annual conference for the past two years to offset declining support for professional development in Kansas education funding. KCFS has also provided free teaching materials and kits for teachers at these conferences.

KATS also commends KCFS for its support of informal science education in Kansas in the form of monthly Science Cafes in Hays, Overland Park, Manhattan, Pittsburg, and Wichita. Science Cafes are designed to engages the general public with current science events and provide a chance for casual, lively, and civil discussion of various science topics.

Kansas Citizens for Science is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by advocating for science education, by education the public about the nature and value of science, and by serving as an information resource.

KCFS was also instrumental in countering the attempts of creationists to undermine the treatment of evolution and allied topics in the Kansas state science standards in 1998 and again in 2005.