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NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2012: Judy Scotchmoor, the Assistant Director for Education and Public Programs at the University of California Museum of Paleontology who led the development of the popular Understanding Evolution website, and Zach Kopplin, the young activist who as a high school student in Baton Rouge in 2011 launched a drive to repeal Louisiana's antievolution law.
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.
The week of launching NCSE's new climate change initiative reaches its climax. For Friday, January 20, there are no new press releases, videos, or book excerpts. New coverage in the press of the initiative includes KQED's Climate Watch blog (January 17, 2012). And the launch of the initiative prompts The Takeaway (January 18, 2012) to interview Susan Buhr about the need to defend and support climate education. Plus Eugenie C. Scott is interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's As it Happens (January 18, 2012, beginning at about 10:00) and NPR's Science Friday (January 20, 2012).
Yet more information, resources, and coverage regarding NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. For Thursday, January 19, there is a sample chapter (PDF) from Shawn Lawrence Otto's Fool Me Twice, and a two-part video (part one, part two) on climate change misconceptions by Peter Gleick. New coverage in the press includes Chris Mooney at the DeSmog blog (January 17, 2012), Lynne Peeples at the Huffington Post (January 18, 2012), Think Progress (January 18, 2012), and New Scientist (January 19, 2012). Plus Eugenie C. Scott discusses the initiative with Steve Mirsky for Scientific American's podcast (January 16, 2012).
More information, resources, and coverage regarding NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. For Wednesday, January 18, there is a press release about the addition of Mark McCaffrey to NCSE's staff, a sample chapter (PDF) from L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen's Climate Capitalism, and a video interview of Eugenie C. Scott. New coverage in the press of the initiative includes Erica Gies's blog at Forbes (January 17, 2012), MSNBC's Cosmic Log (January 17, 2012), and John Farrell's blog at Forbes (January 18, 2012). Plus Eugenie C. Scott was the guest on Chris Mooney's Point of Inquiry podcast for January 16, 2012.
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.)