Monthly Archives: February 2010

We’re hosting a seminar!

The Florida Academy of Sciences is hosting its 74th Annual Meeting March 19-20 at Indian River State College, Fort Pierce. As part of that meeting, Florida Citizens for Science is proud to announce we are conducting a seminar: “Attacks on … Continue reading

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Call for submissions

Florida Citizens for Science is working on the inaugural issue of a newsletter that will debut soon. Here is the call for submissions: ————————————— Florida Science Matters is a quarterly newsletter edited and distributed by Florida Citizens for Science, a … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson in Tampa

Mark your calendars for Feb. 25. Astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and Visiting Research Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University, will be in Florida. Tyson will … Continue reading

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A Personal Thought for Darwin Day

It’s hard to escape the glaring irony that Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day, in the same year, Feb 12th 1809. However, when we consider the facts, Lincoln is fondly lauded as an American icon … Continue reading

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House Bill includes expanded science testing

The Florida House is the first out of the gate with a comprehensive bill that is meant to kill the FCAT, replace it with end of course testing, and beef up graduation requirements. The Orlando Sentinel blog the Gradebook (and … Continue reading

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Evolution lesson described in newspaper

How cool is this? The neighbors section of the Daytona Beach News Journal describes some local school activities, and among them is a great Darwin/evolution lesson description! “Activities such as the “evolution of the blob” and “wooly boogers” helped students … Continue reading

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Darwin Day, Florida

Here are three Darwin Day events I know of here in Florida. If you know of others, provide information and links in the comments, please. — Darwin Day at the Miami Science Museum Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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How is this for harsh

Gotta love someone who tells it like it is: “When it comes to preparing its students to shine in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, or STEM, Florida delivers like a Third World country.”

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