Monthly Archives: August 2009

Advice from behind bars

There’s been an ugly tug-of-war over prayer in schools going on at Pace High School, Pace, Florida. That issue is not something Florida Citizens for Science gets involved in; however, Dr. Dino apparently has no problems connecting school prayer to … Continue reading

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I’m not letting you off the hook that easy!

OK, folks, we’ve done a great job in our annual fundraiser (original press release)! I gave you a goal of $600 and you blew right through that in no time, accumulating more than $1,000 in donations to science education in … Continue reading

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On becoming a science teacher …

The past couple of weeks have been insanely busy for me. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to my full time job as a sheriff’s office spokesperson, full time job as husband and father, and part time … Continue reading

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NWFSC evolution lecture series

I had mentioned here before that there is a series of lectures about to launch at Northwest Florida State College on the subject of evolution. Here is a story that gives a bit more detail about the first speaker and … Continue reading

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2010 Legislative Session already gearing up

The Gradebook blog notes that a bill filed in the House for the 2010 session focuses on math and science requirements for graduation. The part concerning science in HB61 states: Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2011-2012 school … Continue reading

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You earned an A!

A new study examining the mention of evolution in states’ science standards spotlighted us here in Florida for the huge turnaround from a grade of F to a grade of A! Florida   Over the past decade, Florida has improved its … Continue reading

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Lecture: Evolution and Creation Conflicting or Compatible?

Public lecture: The Mattie Kelly Cultural & Environmental Institute at Northwest Florida State College will host Dr. Patricia “Tricia” Kelley, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers Distinguished Lecturer, at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 on the main stage of the Mattie … Continue reading

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2nd Annual science education fundraiser LAUNCH!

Florida Citizens for Science News Release Contact: Brandon Haught; bhaught@flascience.org —————————————— FLORIDA SCIENCE EDUCATION NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT Aug. 7, 2009 — Education budget woes felt throughout the state are preventing many teachers from obtaining necessary science equipment, thus crippling them … Continue reading

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