‘No Dinosaurs in Heaven’ movie screens at NY Academy of Sciences
Summer is over and school is back in session, but not all American students are getting a science education based on actual science.
In a recent national poll, only 23% of biology teachers strongly agreed that evolution is the unifying theory of biology – and it’s no surprise that US students rank low among industrialized countries in science and math scores.
NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN, a new documentary from Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Greta Schiller, explores the real threat of creationists getting teaching credentials in order to infiltrate science education.
View the movie trailer here: http://vimeo.com/19369871
The film will screen on October 25, 2011 at 7PM at New York Academy of Sciences with a discussion featuring the film’s star, Dr. Eugenie Scott, Director of the National Center for Science Education, and the film’s director, Greta Schiller. ( http://www.nyas.org/Events/SciEdDetail.aspx?cid=c4989f4d-7f1f-4b81-a479- 255b9fe75cc2)
From there, the “Celebrate Science” campaign will continue through the south and tour the country, bringing the documentary and discussion to college campuses and community groups and other science institutions.
Working with organizations such as the National Center for Science Education and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the campaign will cast a light on this important issue in our nation’s educational system. Emmy Award-winning director Greta Schiller (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman) is also a science educator and uses her own experience – with a graduate school biology professor who refused to teach evolution – to expose the dangers of so-called “creationist science” which threatens the Constitutional principle of separation of church and state and undermines scientific literacy.
NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN intelligently argues that public education must steadfastly resist the encroachment of religion in the form of creationism, and that science literacy is essential to a healthy democracy.
Educators and supporters of science can join the “Celebrate Science” campaign and stop creationism from taking over science education. NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN is available for screenings and discussions at universities, libraries or community groups.
More information and a trailer can be found at www.nodinos.com.