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September 10, 2017, 10 a.m.: I will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Humanists of the Treasure Coast about Florida’s new religious liberties law and instructional materials law.
October 11, 2017, 4 p.m.: I will be speaking at the Life Long Learning program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 56 Halifax Drive North, Ormond Beach.
October 20-22, 2017: I will be a speaker at the FREEFLO Conference, Orlando.
July 31, 2017: I was interviewed for a story on NPR’s Morning Edition: New Florida law lets residents challenge school textbooks.
July 19, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Textbook case: New law lets public challenge school materials.
July 17, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in The Ledger: Polk schools expect easy transition to new state process for challenging instructional materials.
July 12, 2017: I was a guest on radio station WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live show talking about Florida’s new instructional materials law: Naples Rep’s New Law Lets Any Resident Challenge Classroom Materials.
June 13, 2017: An op-ed I wrote was published in the Orlando Sentinel: Spur a love for science that spans a lifetime. Also see my blog post related to the article: Eight years later: Are Florida’s students still losing out on a solid science education?
June 4, 2017: I spoke at the Space Coast Freethought Association monthly meeting, Melbourne Public Library, 540 E Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL
May 31, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in WNYC’s show United States of Anxiety: “Would you debate gravity?”: climate change in the classroom. Scroll about halfway down the page for my audio clip. Also read my blog post about this interview.
May 8, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in PBS Frontline: A New Wave of Bills Takes Aim at Science in the Classroom.
May 2, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in Motherboard: Florida Bills Would Let Citizens Remove Textbooks That Mention Climate Change and Evolution.
April 22, 2017: I was the first guest speaker at the Space Coast March for Science (Titusville). A story was published in Florida Today: Hundreds in Titusville march for science.
April 18, 2017: I was interviewed for a story in the Orlando Sentinel: Parents may get new way to challenge school textbooks.
April 14, 2017: An op-ed I wrote was published in the Tallahassee Democrat: Anti-science education bill not benign.
April 14, 2017: An op-ed I co-wrote with two other people was published in the Gainesville Sun: Jiri Hulcr, Andrea Lucky and Brandon Haught: Bill seeks to hijack educational standards.
March 29, 2017: An op-ed I wrote was published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal: Bills threaten science education.
March 20, 2017: My testimony during a Florida Senate committee hearing was included in an Orlando Sentinel story: Lawmakers’ push for ‘religious liberties’ in schools sparks debate.
March 14, 2017: My testimony during a Florida Senate committee hearing was included in a Tallahassee Democrat story, Senate committee pushes ‘religious expression’ bill forward, and a Miami Herald story, Plan to fortify religious expression in public schools quickly advancing.
March 14, 2017: I was interviewed for the Tampa Bay Times‘ Gradebook blog podcast: Can science and religious expression coexist in Florida public schools?
March 14, 2017: I was interviewed for WBBH, NBC2, Fort Myers, about Instructional Materials bills being considered in the Florida legislature: Creationism, evolution optional in Florida classrooms with new bill
March 11, 2017: I was interviewed about Instructional Materials bills being considered in the Florida legislature for the Naples Daily News: Teaching of evolution, climate change at stake in Naples legislator Donalds’ bill.
March 7, 2017: I was interviewed about Religious Liberties bills being considered in the Florida legislature for the Palm Beach Post: Getting liberated from science in Florida’s ‘religious liberties’ bill.
February 12, 2017: I spoke at Central Florida Freethought Community’s Darwin Day event at the University Club of Winter Park.
February 13, 2016: I spoke at the University of South Florida Darwin Day event. I gave a talk during the teacher workshop held at the Museum of Science and Industry.
October 8, 2015: I spoke at Nerd Nite in Orlando.
September 23, 2015: I spoke at the Unitarian Universalist church in Ormond Beach as part of their Life Long Learning Series.
July 13, 2015: I spoke at a Summer Science Institute workshop at the University of Florida. The workshop was called Exploring the Tree of Life and I told the attending two dozen teachers about the history of the controversy over teaching evolution in Florida public schools.
June 14, 2015: I was at a screening of a documentary film I was in, Filthy Dreamers. The event was at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando (1901 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL).
June 17, 2015: I spoke to the Humanist Society of Gainesville about Going Ape. The meeting was at the UU Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th Street (a little north of 39th Ave. on the east side of the street).
March 2, 2015: Going Ape was featured in The Weekly Standard article Science Under Siege.
February 7, 2015: I spoke at a Darwin Day event hosted by Broward College and other local science-centered non-profit groups at Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek (Fort Lauderdale area).
December 12, 2014: Going Ape was featured in a Daytona Beach News-Journal column: Scanning the Florida Shelf for the Holidays.
Fall 2014: An article I wrote, Florida Citizens for Science: Championing Florida’s science education, was published in Florida Scientist, the journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences. Volume 77, Number 4. (No link available.)
September 2, 2014: I gave a presentation about Going Ape during a free program at the DeLand Regional Library.
September 14, 2014: I was at a free Tampa Bay Skepticamp event where I talked about “Americans and the Question of Evolution.”
September 27, 2014: I gave a one-hour presentation to a packed audience at the Florida Heritage Book Festival at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
August 14, 2014: I was interviewed about anti-evolution protests in the 50s, 60s and 70s for Florida Frontiers, the weekly radio magazine of the Florida Historical Society. My segment starts at 22:45.
August 8, 2014: The book was featured in a Tallahassee Democrat article: ‘Going Ape’ over evolution
July 19, 2014: I was on Chicago radio station WCPT’s show “I’ve Got Issues.”
July 16, 2014: I was featured in an Orlando Sentinel article: ‘Going Ape’ relives Florida battles over evolution.
June 25, 2014: I was on radio station WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show. The show is archived and available on their website.
June 6, 2014: An interview I did was featured in the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach.
May 20, 2014: I was on the show Intersection on radio station WMFE. An archive of the show is available at the show’s website and as a downloadable podcast.
May 15, 2014: I spoke at the Daytona Beach Science Cafe in the Cinematique Theater, Daytona Beach. First, there was a showing of the NOVA series video: “Becoming Human: Where did we come from? What Makes us Human?” After that, I gave a talk about my book. It was a success!
April 29, 2014: I was on the Marc Bernier radio show (WNDB, Daytona Beach). The show is archived at Bernier’s website.
April 26, 2014: I was at the advanced screening of the documentary Filthy Dreamers (which I’m in) and then I gave a short talk about my book at the UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801.
April 16, 2012: An op-ed I wrote was published in the Gainesville Sun: Florida needs ’Next Generation” science education standards
June 3, 2009: An op-ed I wrote was published in the Gainesville Sun: Is science education important to Florida?
February 19, 2008: I was interviewed for a story for Education Week: Florida Panel’s Evolution Vote Hailed.
February 12, 2008: I was interviewed for a story for Wired: On Darwin’s Birthday, Dover Still Isn’t Over.