About us

Kansas Citizens For Science

Kansas Citizens for Science is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by:

  • Advocating for science education
  • Educating the public about the nature and value of science
  • Serving as an information resource

KCFS was instrumental in challenging the 1999 Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to adopt state science standards that removed key aspects of the theory of evolution as well as other critical concepts in earth science and cosmology, and in resisting the efforts to insert Intelligent Design-influenced changes into the 2004 Science Standards. In both cases, when moderates regained the majority on the Board, excellent science standards were reinstated.

KCFS continues to be dedicated to helping defend quality science and science education in our state.

What Does KCFS Do?

  • Monitors the Kansas State Board of Education to ensure K-12 science standards are free from anti-scientific content.
  • Hosts monthly Science Cafes in Overland Park, Wichita, Manhattan and Hays, where scientists present and attendees discuss ideas in casual settings.
  • Awards scholarships to teachers to attend the annual convention for Kansas science teachers, KATS Kamp.
  • Gives presentations on science and classroom activities at KATS Kamp.
  • Donated lab equipment to a Kansas school devastated by a natural disaster.
  • Purchased Raspberry Pi computers to award to deserving students.
  • Questions Kansas political candidates about their stance on science-related issues such as global warming and science education and informs the public of their responses.

Our Mission

Kansas Citizens for Science is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by:

  • Advocating for science education
  • Educating the public about the nature and value of
    science
  • Serving as an information resource