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McCaffrey to spearhead the new initiative
Mark S. McCaffrey has joined NCSE's staff to spearhead its new climate change initiative. A veteran climate change educator, McCaffrey will be in charge of NCSE's efforts to defend and support the teaching of climate change. (See NCSE's mission statement here.)
The launch of NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change continues. For Tuesday, January 17, there is a press release about the addition of the climate scientist Peter Gleick to NCSE's board of directors, a sample chapter (PDF) from Robert Henson's The Rough Guide to Climate Change, and a video interview of Peter Gleick. (UPDATE: Dr. Gleick will not be joining the NCSE board. See Source of Heartland leak steps forward.)New coverage in the press of the initiative includes Nature (January 16, 2012), Ars Technica (January 16, 2012), Science Insider (January 17, 2012), the Houston Chronicle's science blog (January 17, 2012), and The New York Times's Green blog (January 17, 2012).
NCSE is proud to announce the launch of its new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. Like evolution, climate change is accepted by the scientific community but controversial among the public. As a result, educators trying to teach climate change, like their counterparts trying to teach evolution, are often likewise pressured to compromise the scientific and pedagogical integrity of their instruction.
NCSE is pleased to announce the sixth issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education in its new on-line format.
There's a new way to help NCSE to defend the integrity of science education in the public schools. Organizations — including professional societies of scientists and educators, business associations, charitable foundations, and law firms — are now eligible to become Supporting Organizations of NCSE.
The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the American Society of Naturalists, the oldest scientific society dedicated to the study of ecology, evolution, and behavior.