nd February 11, when heads of congregations are slated to talk with their adherents about the roles that science and religion play in our lives. Many will emphasize that religion and science can peacefully co-exist. Rev. Henry Green, of Heritage Baptist Church, Annapolis, MD, one of those pastors, will speak about the ways that congregations can come to understand these two important influences
Michael Zimmerman, the creator of the Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Sunday, will talk about the expanded programs and services of Evolution Sunday this year, including a letter signed by Nobel Laureates and scientists from all over the US. Zimmerman, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, also spoke at the 2006 AAAS meeting about the great success of that year's Evolution Sunday. (317-940-6644, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Representatives of "Citizens for Science" groups will present case studies and lessons learned about talking effectively on this subject with school boards, media, and their neighbors to ensure that reliable and well understood science, such as evolution, is presented properly in schools.
Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education, will give a history of grassroots involvement by scientists in anti-science movements over the past 20 years.
Peyton West of AAAS' Science and Policy Programs will give a case study and lessons learned from the efforts of scientists and others in Kansas to formulate a scientifically accurate curriculum.
Contact: Martha Heil
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