NCSE Past Events
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA 22202
A symposium at Energy and Climate Change, a conference of the National Council for Science and the Environment.
This symposium will examine the role of climate innovation education in helping transform and prepare society for changes already well underway. Whether the grand vision of an "eco-civilization" imagined by China or localized entrepreneurial efforts of small and middle sized businesses to address climate and energy challenges, innovation must be embedded in education in order to prepare current and future learners with the knowledge and know-how they will need to minimize climate impacts and maximize opportunities and resilience. Speakers will discuss initiatives including the "Eco-civilization" proposed by China, the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative being led by the White House, and the work of Climate-KIC, a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The panel will examine questions such as: What are the emerging best practices of innovation education? What barriers prevent infusion of innovation into curricula, and how can such obstacles be overcome?
The symposium will be followed by a three-hour breakout workshop on January 28.
American Geophysical Union meeting, Moscone West 3000
To be influential in science policy or other arenas, you have to do more than just inform people.
Come learn how to express yourself in ways that will spark interest and encourage others to follow your lead, no matter what the topic.
At this panel discussion, you will hear from scientists and journalists experienced and successful at voicing opinions in the public arena. They will provide tips and guidance, and answer your questions.
Panelists include NCSE's Josh Rosenau, freelance journalist Kate Galbraith, Discover magazine writer Keith Kloor, Climate Progress editor Joe Romm, and Slate science editor Laura Helmuth moderating.
Lunch will be served.
Visit the AGU meeting planner.
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Room 202 A/B
300 E. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach CA 90802
Attending the NSTA area conference in Long Beach? Join Mark McCaffrey from the National Center for Science Education as he shares key resources to help provide your students with climate and energy knowledge and know-how for the 21st century. (Paid conference registration required.)
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando FL 32819
Attending the NSTA area conference in Orlando? Join Mark McCaffrey from the National Center for Science Education as he shares key resources to help provide your students with climate and energy knowledge and know-how for the 21st century. (Paid conference registration required.)
Building 320, Room 105
450 Serra Mall Drive
Stanford CA 94305
Scientists are often puzzled when members of the public reject what we consider to be well-founded explanations. They can’t understand why the presentation of scientific data and theory doesn’t suffice to convince others of the validity of “controversial” topics like evolution and climate change. Recent research highlights the importance of ideology in shaping what scientific conclusions are considered reliable and acceptable. This research is quite relevant to both the evolution wars and the public’s opposition to climate change.
Contact: Armand Rundquist
Great Hall Room, Wilson Hall
Monmouth University School of Science
West Long Branch, New Jersey
The seminar is free but seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please register for the seminar HERE.
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King University Memorial Chapel
1350 King College Rd
A talk in the Buechner Lecture Series at King College.
Although some religious views clearly are incompatible with the discoveries of science, and certain religious perspectives clash with the evidence-based method science uses to derive conclusions, religious perspectives found among the majority of Americans do not reject either the methods or the conclusions of science. Conservative Christians, in particular, often reject science because they believe that in accepting science, they will be forced to accept materialist philosophy. Distinguishing between the methodological materialism of science and the philosophical materialism of humanism and other non-theistic views frees science for acceptance on its own terms.
Bristol Public LIbrary
1550 Volunteer Parkway
A talk for the general public sponsored by King College, as part of the Buechner Lecture Series. The concept of evolution is rejected by a large segment of the American public. As a result, the teaching of evolution at the pre-college level has been opposed for decades in many parts of the country. But the controversy has taken many forms over the years, from banning, to “balancing”, to belittling evolution in the classroom – primarily in response to court decisions. What can we anticipate in the future?
Mountain-Plains Museum Association conference
Westin Snowmass Resort
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Science museums’ exhibits and programs present evolution as a primary organizing principle in understanding life on this planet. This session describes and discusses challenges to this and museums’ reactions and responses. It provides important information on resources available for effectively presenting evolution science.
Center for Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching intelligent design creationism in the public schools, was a pivotal event in the history of the creationism/evolution controversy in the United States. Why was Kitzmiller the effective end of the second phase of antievolution strategy? And what is the third phase going to be like?