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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/05/20

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

A reminder that it's not too late to reserve a seat on NCSE's next
Grand Canyon excursion, plus a reminder that speakers from NCSE are
available.

NCSE AND THE GRAND CANYON 2016

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. From June 30 to July 8, 2016, NCSE
will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand
Canyon river run conducted by NCSE's Steve Newton and Josh Rosenau.

Because this is an NCSE trip, we offer more than just the typically
grand float down the Canyon, the spectacular scenery, fascinating
natural history, brilliant night skies, exciting rapids, delicious
meals, and good company. It is, in fact, a unique "two-model" raft
trip, on which we provide both the creationist view of the Grand
Canyon (maybe not entirely seriously) and the evolutionist view -- and
let you make up your own mind. To get a glimpse of the fun, watch the
short videos filmed in 2011, posted on NCSE's YouTube channel, and
explore photographs by 2015's rafters in the expedition's Flickr
group. The cost of the excursion is $2790; a deposit of $500 will hold
your spot. Seats are limited: call, write, or e-mail now.

And NCSE is taking two lucky teachers, Brandon Haught and Crystal
Davis, free of charge, giving them a unique opportunity to spend eight
days exploring the geology and natural history of the Canyon. (Alyson
Miller and Scott Hatfield wrote about their experiences on the 2015
trip on NCSE's blog.) Your donations to the scholarship fund help to
make the scholarship program possible.

For information about the excursion, visit:
http://ncse.com/about/excursions/gcfaq 

For information about No Dinosaurs in Heaven, visit:
http://www.nodinos.com/ 

For the videos and photographs, visit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll7kG8dPfgM&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSfTH9Gl2CM&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD4xmkEbgqk&list=UUXlZRCBefkIvRuv5zUrXEdg 
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2898601@N22/pool/ 

For information about Haught and Davis, visit:
http://ncse.com/news/2016/05/congratulations-to-2016-ncse-grand-canyon-teacher-0017047 

For Miller's and Hatfield's blog posts about their experiences, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/08/reflections-2015-ncse-grand-canyon-rafting-trip-0016559 
http://ncse.com/blog/2015/10/what-teacher-learned-grand-canyon-0016684 

And for information about donating to the scholarship fund, visit:
https://ncse.secure.force.com/GCscholarship 

NEED A SPEAKER?

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. Available speakers
include NCSE's executive director Ann Reid, Minda Berbeco, Glenn
Branch, Stephanie Keep, Joshua Rosenau, Steven Newton, and Emily
Schoerning, as well as NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C.
Scott and four (past or present) members of our board of directors,
Barbara Forrest, Kevin Padian, Andrew J. Petto, and Benjamin D.
Santer. So if you need a speaker, please feel free to visit the
speaker information page on the NCSE website or get in touch with the
NCSE office. If nobody from NCSE is available or suitable, we'll try
to find you someone who is!

For the speaker information page, visit:
http://ncse.com/about/speakers 

For NCSE's contact information, visit:
http://ncse.com/contact 

WHAT'S NEW FROM THE SCIENCE LEAGUE OF AMERICA

Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Robert Luhn discussing the contributions of Paula Spence, a Friend of Darwin:
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/friend-darwin-paula-spence-0017073 

* Glenn Branch investigating the identity of a pseudonymous
contributor to The Fundamentals:
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/who-was-occupant-part-1-0016958 
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/who-was-occupant-part-2-0016959 
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/who-was-occupant-part-3-0016960 

* Ann Reid explaining how basic science saved lives -- again:
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/basic-science-saves-lives-again-part-1-0017066 
http://ncse.com/blog/2016/05/basic-science-saves-lives-again-part-2-0017067 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit:
http://ncse.com/blog 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website --
http://ncse.com -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.

--
Sincerely,

Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
510-601-7203
fax 510-788-7971
branch@ncse.com 
http://ncse.com 

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http://ncse.com/blog 

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