December 5, 2013 · 12:00 PM
(The first in the series of webinars described below, which was held on November 25, 2013, is now available on Youtube. Click here to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdGnr_PkJOc&feature=youtu.be)
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE), along with hundreds of allies across the country have designed training courses for citizens concerned about good science education.
The training will focus on real case studies from NCSE's experience, and it will be an opportunity for you and your fellow participants to discuss how to respond to attacks on good science education. Most importantly, the session will focus on how to build a network of local citizens who share your concerns.
When a parent calls NCSE wondering why her child was sent home with a creationist pamphlet, or a teacher needs to respond to pressure from parents or administrators to drop lessons on climate change, or state legislators threaten to write science denial into state laws, NCSE relies on local voices and local experience to fight back. This is a chance to learn how to help your local teachers and students, strengthen science education in your community, and build a political movement for great science education.
There will be other training sessions in future months.