The National Center for Science Education is the only national organization that specializes in defending the teaching of controversial issues (such as evolution and climate change) in public schools.

Because of our special expertise and experience, NCSE is often contacted by members of the press who are writing about the evolution/creationism controversy or about the teaching of global warming and other climate science issues that have come under political attack. Our staff can provide reliable information about creationism, evolution, climate change, and the state of science education in the United States.

If you need information, background, comments, or referrals to other sources, don't hesitate to contact us at media@ncse.com.

10.18.2018

NCSE logoNCSE is pleased to announce its new monthly e-newsletter, describing our most recent work supporting teachers and communities in their efforts to provide accurate and effective climate change and evolution education. 

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10.01.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:4 cover

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 4 — is the twelfth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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09.12.2018

Ann ReidIn a column (September 11, 2018) for Education Week, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid warned of the obstacles to effective climate change education — campaigns to promote doubt and denial, inadequate preparation provided for teachers, and the ideological polarization o

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08.30.2018

Claire Adrian-TucciNCSE bids farewell to Claire Adrian-Tucci, who joined NCSE in 2016.

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08.21.2018

Via Wikimedia CommonsWriting for Scientific American's blog (August 21, 2018), Craig A. Foster of the US Air Force Academy and NCSE's Glenn Branch discuss what "seems to have been the first systematic attempt to assess the American population's views on the shape of the Earth." 

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08.09.2018

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In a memorandum (PDF) dated August 7, 2018, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid wrote to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" and to urge the EPA to withdraw its proposal.

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08.07.2018

NCSE logoNCSE is seeking to hire a part-time fall intern to assist with the national launch of the Science Booster Club program.

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07.31.2018

JCOM logoA study showing that NCSE's Science Booster Club Program's no-conflict approach increased community science literacy and engagement was just published in JCOM Journal of Science Communication.

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07.26.2018

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As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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07.17.2018

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"Bringing Darwin Back," published (subscription required) in the August 2018 issue of Scientific American, discusses efforts to improve evolution education in the American science classroom  and NCSE is featured.

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07.02.2018

Kate CarterNCSE is pleased to welcome Kate Carter, NCSE's new Director of Community Science Education. Carter comes to NCSE from Harvard University, where she earned her Ph.D. in human evolutionary biology and taught human evolutionary biology.

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06.29.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:3 cover

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 3 — is the eleventh issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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06.28.2018

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid appeared on Your Call, a daily radio show on San Francisco's KALW, on June 25, 2018, to discuss climate change education.

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06.05.2018

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2018: Tiffany Adrain, the collections manager at the University of Iowa Paleontology Repository and a supporter of NCSE’s Science Booster Clubs in Iowa, and Robert Stephens, a cell and molecular biologist who proposed the idea of Darwin Day in 1993 and cofounded the Darwin Day Program to coordinate and encourage the celebrations of the great naturalist's life and work.

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06.01.2018

Emily SchoerningNCSE bids farewell to Emily Schoerning, who joined NCSE as its first Director of Community Organizing and Research in 2015. A microbiologist by training, Schoerning brought to NCSE a passion for science education and outreach that she found while a post-doctoral researcher.

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05.10.2018

Paul OhNCSE is pleased to welcome Paul Oh, NCSE's new Director of Communications. Oh comes to NCSE after stints at a variety of non-profits specifically concerned with education, including the Teaching Channel, where he was a senior director overseeing editorial content and leading social media, and the National Writing Project, where he managed projects involving interest-based learning.

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05.02.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Community Science Education.

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04.12.2018

Map showing degree of support for climate change educationEven despite public controversies over the inclusion of climate change in state science standards, "Americans overwhelmingly support teaching our children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming — in all 50 states and 3,000+ counties across the nation, including Republican and Democratic strongholds," according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (April 11, 2018).

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04.10.2018

Naomi OreskesNCSE is pleased to congratulate Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and a member of NCSE's board of directors, on receiving a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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04.02.2018

Reports of the NCSE 38:2 cover

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 2 — is the tenth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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03.21.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire one or two part-time summer interns to work on science education activism projects, with a particular focus on either climate change education or evolution education. 

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03.13.2018

Duane JefferyDuane Jeffery, a former member of NCSE's board of directors, a member of its advisory council, and professor emeritus of biology at Brigham Young University, is to be honored with the National Science Teachers Association's Presidential Citation for 2018, according to a

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03.05.2018

Cover of NCSE's annual report for 2017NCSE's annual report for 2017 is now available (PDF) on NCSE's website.

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02.28.2018

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NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Communications. 

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02.28.2018

Robert LuhnNCSE bids farewell to Robert Luhn, who joined NCSE as its first Director of Communication in 2008. Bringing his decades of expertise as a technology and environmental journalist to the job, Luhn was instrumental in raising NCSE's profile among traditional and new media and in connecting journalists with NCSE staff.

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