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February 16, 2019: I will give a talk to the Humanists of North Central Florida (in cooperation with the Master the Possibilities Lifelong Learning Center) at 2 p.m. The presentation will be in Live Oak Hall 8413 SW 80th Street Ocala, 34481.
February 18, 2019: I will give a talk to the First Coast Freethought Society 6:30-8:30 p.m. Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244.
February 22-23, 2019: I’ve been invited to be a panelist at the Florida Conference of Historians annual meeting at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. Tentatively, the topic of the panel discussion is the politicization of textbooks.
April 7, 2019: I will give a talk to the Humanists Club In The Villages 10 a.m. at the Canal Street Recreation In The Villages.
November 2, 2018: I was featured in M.I.T’s magazine Undark: In America’s Science Classrooms, the Creep of Climate Skepticism.
August 16, 2018: I was quoted in the Penny Hoarder: These Teachers Find Creative Ways to Economize on School Supplies.
July 15, 2018: I was quoted in the Tallahassee Democrat column by Gil Smart: Should Florida schools teach alternatives to evolution?
June 19, 2018: I was quoted in the Naples Daily News: Evolution, climate change skeptics lose battle over science textbooks.
June 3, 2018: I was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel story and featured in an accompanying video story: Schools Without Rules: Private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together.
May 1, 2018: I gave a talk titled “Defending What We Teach” at the spring conference of the Florida Association of Science Supervisors.
March 1, 2018: I wrote a column published in the Orlando Sentinel: Marine who’s now a teacher: Guns on campus dead wrong.
February 23, 2018: I was quoted in the Nature article: Florida residents could soon get the power to alter science classes.
February 11, 2018: I celebrated Darwin Day with the Humanists of the Treasure Coast, Stuart, Florida by giving a talk about the most recent threats to science education in Florida.
February 9, 2018: I wrote a column published in the Tallahassee Democrat: Banish ‘just a theory’ dunces with sound science education.
January 31, 2018: I wrote a column published in the Daytona Beach News Journal: Banish ‘evolution is just a theory’ with sound science education.
January 28, 2018: I was interviewed for the Teacher Voice podcast, episode 15.
January 26, 2018: I was mentioned in a piece for The Gainesville Sun by columnist Nathan Crabbe: Stop the assault on science.
January 23, 2018: I discussed current threats to science education at a meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, in Palm Coast, Florida.
January 20, 2018: I wrote a column published in the Orlando Sentinel: Attacks on science education intensify — push back, Florida.
November 30, 2017: I was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times column by Bill Maxwell: Welcome to Florida, the benighted state.
November 26, 2017: I was quoted in the Associated Press article: New Florida law expected to increase conflict over textbooks.
November 20, 2017: I was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article: Sen. Baxley files school bill to require ‘controversial’ science topics be taught in ‘balanced’ way.
October 20-22, 2017: I spoke at the FREEFLO Conference, Orlando.
October 11, 2017: I spoke at the Life Long Learning program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Ormond Beach.
September 8, 2017: I was featured as a Force for Science by the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Featured Force: Brandon Haught.
September 1, 2017: I was a guest on the radio show Science Friday: In Florida, A New Law Is Hitting Textbooks.
August 21, 2017: I wrote a column for the World View section of the science journal Nature: Keep on marching for science education.
August 21, 2017: I was a guest on the Ask an Atheist podcast: Going Ape.
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.