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.

12.29.2016

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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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12.14.2016

The Serengeti Rules coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Sean B. Carroll's The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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12.05.2016

Ann Reid

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid was featured in Scientific American's report "Trump's First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools" (December 5, 2016).

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12.04.2016

A milestone: there are now over 180,000 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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12.01.2016

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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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11.28.2016

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The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is emerging as Giving Tuesday, a national day of charity and generosity at the beginning of the holiday season. On this Giving Tuesday — November 29, 2016 — please consider supporting NCSE and its important work to defend the integrity of science education by donating generously. (Your donations, as always, are tax-deductible!) And please share the appeal with your friends and family.

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11.22.2016

Ann Reid

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid was interviewed by Tania Lombrozo for NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog (November 21, 2016) about the implications of a Trump presidency for climate change education.

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11.15.2016

Cover of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to KnowNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Joseph Romm's Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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10.31.2016

With the addition of Steven G. Allen on October 18, 2016, NCSE's Project Steve attained its 1400th signatory.

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10.27.2016

Giants of the Lost World

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America (Smithsonian Books, 2016).

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10.18.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

In a column published in the November 2016 issue of Scientific American, Steve Mirsky continues to relate his excursion through the Grand Canyon with NCSE.

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10.04.2016

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon, edited by Carol Hill, Gregg Davidson, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney (Kregel Publications, 2016). 

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09.20.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

In a column published in the October 2016 issue of Scientific American, Steve Mirsky relates his excursion through the Grand Canyon with NCSE.

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09.19.2016

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NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column about the NCSE/Penn State survey (PDF) of climate change education in the United States to TES (September 19, 2016).

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09.13.2016

Bruce AlbertsNCSE is pleased to congratulate Bruce Alberts on receiving the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science.

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09.09.2016

The War on Science

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Shawn Otto's The War on Science (Milkweed Editions, 2016). .

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09.06.2016

Minda BerbecoNCSE bids farewell to Minda Berbeco, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2012 to work on its climate change education initiative.

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09.01.2016

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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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08.31.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven. From June 29 to July 7, 2017, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run. 

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08.22.2016

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At a recent meeting of NCSE's board of directors, Francisco J. Ayala was elected as president, replacing Brian Alters, whose term on the board expired.

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08.17.2016

David AmidonNCSE is pleased to congratulate David Amidon for receiving a Presidential Award for Environmental Educators for 2016, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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08.15.2016

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles's The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (Columbia University Press, 2016).

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08.15.2016

PC (USA) sealAt the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) held June 18-25, 2016, the assembly voted to adopt a proposed "Affirmation of Creation."

According to the affirmation, scientific inquiry provides "descriptions and ever more profound understandings" of God's creation.

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08.05.2016

New Scientist logoNCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column, under the headline "School field trips to creationist Ark? Sink that idea right now," to New Scientist (August 5, 2016).

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06.29.2016

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Ann Reid's talk "Science Class is for Science, Right? Think Again," delivered at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, on March 31, 2016, to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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