Saturday, June 11, 2016

July 7 - Doubt and Denial as Challenges to, and in, Teaching Climate Change

Presented by Glenn Branch, M.A.
Deputy Director:
National Center for Science Education

Scientists overwhelmingly agree about the occurrence, causes, and consequences of climate change. But the public is not so sure. And science education is suffering as a result. Reviewing recent
controversies over the place of climate science in state science
standards and summarizing the results of a recent rigorous national survey of science teachers, Glenn Branch from the National Center for Science Education will explain how doubt and denial about climate change are affecting science education.

Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE. Formerly a graduate student in philosophy at UCLA, where he won prizes both for scholarship and teaching, he is conversant with the philosophical debates surrounding creationism and "intelligent design"; he is also a long-time student of pseudo-science. Branch is co-editor, with Eugenie Scott, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools, and the author or coauthor of numerous articles on creationism and evolution in such publications as Scientific American, The American Biology Teacher, and Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

Thursday, July 7, 2016
7:30 pm (Please note special date and time)

Chevy Chase Library
Downstairs Meeting Room
8005 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Parking in back.