• Evolution in the Classroom: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Science Education Initiative, Science Writers in New York, Science Friday Initiative, and Jezebel Productions

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    According to a recent study, a majority of US biology teachers are reluctant to endorse evolution in their class and most have developed specific strategies to avoid running afoul of the controversy. Thirteen percent "explicitly advocate creationism or intelligent design by spending at least one hour of class time presenting it in a positive light" and only 28 percent teach evolution as recommended in the National Science Education Standards.

    In the 2011 film, No Dinosaurs in Heaven, director and educator Greta Schiller weaves together the story of a science education professor who refuses to teach evolution with a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon that debunks major tenets of creation science.

    Join us for a screening of No Dinosaurs in Heaven and an enlightening panel on the state of evolution in the science classroom with a panel of experts in the field including Eugenie Scott, PhD, Executive Director for the National Center for Science Education, Director Greta Schiller, and Science Education Professor Yael Wyner.

    Please join us for refreshments with the panel and a DVD signing from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

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