About this blog

Welcome to the blog of Florida Citizens for Science. Please be sure to visit the main site (www.flascience.org) for more information about our group, what we are up to, and how to join.

This blog is used to keep track of the good, bad and ugly science news in our state and beyond. We tend to focus on educational issues. When a science class makes the news for doing something interesting or positive, I try to make sure a post goes up here about it. When a Florida scientist gets out into the community to promote education, I try to highlight it. Yes, we will certainly post all about the antics of those trying to promote an anti-science viewpoint, but we are just as much about praising the good things that happen in our state.

I try to make use of the categories listed in the blog sidebar to keep things tidy. Please poke around, see what you can find that interests you, and leave a comment. We want to hear from you.

Got a burning question? E-mail me and I’ll see what I can do to help you out. bhaught@flascience.org.

Here’s some of the formal information about us you’re dying to know:
Mission:
Florida Citizens for Science is a statewide, nonprofit, grass-roots organization made up of those who wish to help our state develop and maintain the highest educational standards. We support science-based curricula, textbooks, testing methods and appropriately trained teachers to provide students with the analytical skills and understanding necessary for the good of our communities, our state, our country and our world. We welcome members with different political views, religions and philosophies, but maintain that the proper focus of science education is the study of the natural world through observation, testing and analysis.