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.

12.19.2014

Patricia Kelley

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Patricia Kelley — a professor of geology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a member of NCSE's Advisory Council — on her selection as one of four Outstanding Professors of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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12.09.2014

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey's Climate Smart & Energy Wise: Advancing Science Literacy, Knowledge, and Know-How (Corwin Press, 2014) received a positive review from the National Science Teachers Association's NSTA Recommends.

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12.01.2014

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change cover

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Robert Henson's The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change (American Meteorological Society, 2014).

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11.14.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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11.03.2014

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Niles Eldredge's Extinction and Evolution: What Fossils Reveal about the History of Life (Firefly, 2014).

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10.23.2014

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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10.16.2014

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

The National Center for Science Education is pleased to accept applications for its inaugural class of Grand Canyon Teacher Scholars. Lucky teachers will be given an all-expenses-paid seat on NCSE's annual Grand Canyon expedition, an eight-day voyage through some of the world's greatest geological wonders. 

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10.13.2014

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

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10.13.2014

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of George Marshall's Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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10.03.2014

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NCSE is pleased to congratulate Bruce Alberts on receiving the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in science.

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10.01.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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09.29.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Haas, a businessman, entrepreneur, and climate activist, to its board of directors. "In the fight with climate change, knowledge is power," Haas explained. "But too many students are not learning what they need to know about climate change and the solutions. That's why I'm pleased to join NCSE's board of directors and to support its diverse efforts to defend the integrity of science education."

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09.23.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce the publication of Climate Smart & Energy Wise (Corwin Press, 2014), written by NCSE's Mark McCaffrey. In their foreword, Eugenie C. Scott and Jay Labov write, "Climate Smart & Energy Wise provides a roadmap to teachers to assist them in acquiring the background and resources to bring climate and energy education into their classrooms ... It provides a wealth of information to help teachers find resources, including the very useful Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy frameworks, developed by scientists and master teachers. This book is packed with suggestions for where a teacher can find more information and classroom guidance for the teaching of global climate change."

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09.12.2014

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Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the present chair of its Advisory Council, received the James Randi Educational Foundation's Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 12, 2014.

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09.05.2014

A milestone: there are now over 80,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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09.03.2014

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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08.29.2014

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson's How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate (The Experiment, 2014).

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08.19.2014

NCSE was involved in developing a series of guides for educators to use the National Climate Assessment to teach about the causes, effects, and risks of and possible responses to human-caused climate change.

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08.05.2014

Jack Friedman

Jack Friedman, a past president of NCSE's board of directors, died on July 31, 2014, at the age of 88, according to Newsday (August 2, 2014).

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07.24.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on on-line petitions as a tool in science education advocacy, with advice about how to write, promote, and use such petitions.

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07.17.2014

Asteroid 24950 Eugeniescott, courtesy of Amy Mainzer

Asteroid 249530 Eugeniescott was named in honor of NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott, according to the Minor Planet Circulars for July 12, 2014 (PDF, p. 324).

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07.10.2014

Climate Science Students Bill of Rights logoNCSE is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights, which articulates the principle that all students deserve the best climate science education available as part of a 21st-century science education.

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07.01.2014

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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06.30.2014

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brandon Haught's Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom (University Press of Florida, 2014).

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