Ways to Support Evolution Education
1. Donate books and videos about evolution to school and public libraries
(KCFS can help you choose appropriate materials).
2. Encourage and support evolution education at museums, parks, and natural
history centers (by positive remarks on comment forms, contributions to special
3. Thank radio and television stations for including programming about evolution
and other science topics.
4. Make sure friends, colleagues and neighbors know you support evolution education
and can connect them with resources for promoting good science education.
5. Monitor local news media for news of anti-evolution efforts in your state
or community, and inform KCFS --for example, by mailing newspaper clippings.
6. When there is controversy in your community, add your voice: Hold press
conferences with colleagues, record public opinion announcements, and send
letters or editorials supporting evolution education to local newspapers.
7. Ask organizations in your community to include questions about science education
in questionnaires for school board candidates and other educational policy
8. Share your views with school board members, legislators,
text-book commissioners, and other educational policy makers.
9. Share National Center for
Science Education publications with concerned citizens, educators, and
10. Link your personal or organizational web-site to http://www.kcfs.org
11. When you see a web site that would benefit by linking to KCFS (for example,
a science education site), write to their webmaster suggesting the new link
to KCFS (http://www.kcfs.org) .
12. Encourage professional and community organizations (like the PTA) to give
public support to evolution education. Send copies of their public statements
13. Give gift memberships to KCFS to friends, colleagues, and libraries.
14. Purchase gifts for your friends and family members from our merchandise
15. Donate to KCFS beyond your annual membership fee.
16. PARENTS: Make sure your child's science teacher knows s/he has your support
for teaching about evolution, the age of the earth, and related concepts.
17. PARENTS: Help your child's teacher arrange field trips to natural history
centers and museums with appropriate exhibits.
18. PARENTS: Discuss class activities and homework with your children -- this
is often the way communities learn that "creation science" is being
taught; or, you may learn your child's teacher is doing a commendable job of
19. PROFESSIONALS: Inform your colleagues about the evolution/creation controversy
and the need for their involvement: for example, by making presentations at
professional society meetings, writing articles for organizational newsletters,
making announcements on email listserves.
20. COLLEGE TEACHERS: Make sure that your institution has several courses that
present evolution to both majors and non-majors.
21. COLLEGE TEACHERS: Create opportunities to learn about evolution/origins
outside the classroom: for example, public lectures, museum exhibits.
22. K-12 TEACHERS: Work with your colleagues to create a supportive atmosphere
in your school and community.
23. K-12 TEACHERS: Work with colleagues to develop or publicize workshops and
in-service units about evolution/origins; take advantage of them yourself.
24. INFORMAL EDUCATORS: Include evolution in signage, interpretation of exhibits,
docent education, and public presentations.
25. SCIENTISTS: Share your knowledge with K-12 teachers and students by visiting
classrooms or speaking at teacher-information workshops (KCFS can provide tips).