We here at Florida Citizens for Science are on a mission to “educate the state” about threats to science education. You’re invited to attend the events Florida Citizens for Science board members will be speaking at all across the state. Bring your passion, bring your questions, and bring a friend. If you wish to have one of us come to speak to your group, please feel free to contact us.
February 16, 2019:
Brandon Haught will give a talk to the Humanists of North Central Florida (in cooperation with the Master the Possibilities Lifelong Learning Center) at 2 p.m. The presentation will be in Live Oak Hall 8413 SW 80th Street Ocala, 34481.
Science textbooks are under attack. Science curriculum is under attack. It’s 2019 in Florida and we’re still witnessing lawmakers, school boards, and average citizens denying the reality of basic science concepts and attempting to influence what is taught in our schools. Science teacher and author Brandon Haught will share highlights of the battles over the teaching of evolution that have raged for more than 90 years, including the present day, here in the Sunshine State. Learn how the current conflicts directly impact our children and what you can do about it.
February 18, 2019:
Brandon Haught will give a talk entitled “A War That Won’t End: The Battle for Science Education in the Sunshine State” to the First Coast Freethought Society 6:30-8:30 p.m. Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244.
February 20, 2019:
Join the Humanist Society of Gainesville at their February 20th meeting to participate in a round table discussion of “Challenges to Florida Public Education: Charters, Vouchers and Science Education in 2019.”
Sue Legg, League of Women Voters Education chair who started a nationwide initiative by the League to study charter schools will speak on charters. Mary Bahr, member of the Florida citizens for science board and a retired teacher who served on the 2008 Florida science standards writers committee will speak on science education. After brief presentations, we will have a round table discussion on the challenges to public education in Florida.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th. Doors open at 6:30. It is Located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32605, in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited. In honor of Darwin’s birthday on February 12th, a birthday cake will be provided.
February 23, 2019:
Brandon Haught will be a panelist at the Florida Conference of Historians annual meeting at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. Panelists will talk about threats to both science and history education.
March 23, 2019:
Florida Citizens for Science will hold our annual membership meeting at the Hollis Center at Stetson University, Deland, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All members and those interested in learning more about our organization are welcome to attend. We will be conducting our annual business of electing board members and officers. Then we will discuss issues of concern to the organization.
April 7, 2019:
Brandon Haught will give a talk to the Humanists Club In The Villages 10 a.m. at the Canal Street Recreation In The Villages.