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NCSE - National Center for Science Education


NCSE defends the integrity of science education against ideological interference. They work with teachers, parents, scientists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics including evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.

NCSE’s programs support people and organize local communities to ensure that evolution and climate change are taught without compromise. They are vigilant in monitoring for anti-science legislation, inaccurate textbooks, and compromised science standards, and effectively organize local responses whenever problems arise.

Board of Directors

Kenneth R. Miller (President); Lorne Trottier (Vice-President); Robert M. West (Secretary), Michael Haas (Treasurer),Vicki Chandler, Michael B. Lubic, Michael E. Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Barry Polisky, Benjamin D. Santer. 

Staff: Ann Reid (Executive Director), Glenn Branch (Deputy Director), Kate Carter (Director of Community Science Education), Brad Hoge (Director of Teacher Support), Nina Hollenberg (Member Realtions Manager), Rae Holzman (Director of Operations), Deb Janes (Director of Development), Paul Oh (Director of Communications).

National Center for Science Education
1904 Franklin Street Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 601-7203
Fax: (510) 788-7971


Services and Resources

The section "Take Action" contains detailed information on how to support the activity of the Association and its Campaigns. It also contains information on how a teacher can "ask for help" at the NCSE in case of problem. A page is dedicated to the "Science Booster Clubs", operative in Iowa since 2015, which support, at a local level, the activities of the Association.

The section "Teach"  gives access to the "Scientists in Classroom" platform, a project through which NCSE promotes collaboration (in 4 steps) between scientists and teachers, working as "colleagues".

The "Learn" section presents a rich collection of information, teaching and didactic material, on the nature of the scientific method, creationism, evolutionism, climate change theories and the reference legislation.

The Newsletter "NCSE Reports" is published quarterly and is available online. From the "Home Page" it is possible to access the NCSE Blog.

Religious Confession

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Assessed on: May 2019