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Main Title Science illiteracy in America /
Author Levine, Joseph S.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Levine, Joseph S.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 642714050
Subjects Science news--United States ; Science--Study and teaching--United States ; Science in popular culture--United States ; Religion and science--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  CES LEVIN 2010 May26 c. 1 A/V collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/06/2018
EKBM  CES LEVIN 2010 May26 c. 2 A/V collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/06/2018
Collation 1 computer disc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Made by: Audio Visual Services, provided by OARM-FMSD." "This disc is formatted to work with your PC. It will not function in a standard DVD player." "May 26, 2010."
Contents Notes
Joe Levine, science educator, discusses reasons for science illiteracy in America. Dry, fact-based methods used in K-12 science education, anti-science religious/sectarian influences, and the relative failure of scientists to communicate effectively result in popular movements such as resistance to teaching evolution, the media frenzy surrounding the "Climate-gate" scandal, and anti-vaccine campaigns. He discusses pressures external to the scientific community, such as campaigns against scientists, as well as internal challenges, such as the failure to disseminate jargon-free and media-savvy messages without a condescending tone. Levine suggests ways to better educate and motivate the public to make informed judgments about scientific policy. This lecture was presented as part of the Cutting Edge Speaker series at the Environmental Protection Agency Research Facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.