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NOLA Science Cafe - September

  • When: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Learn & Discuss!

At this month's program, we'll screen several scientific Ted Talk presentations (selections to consider will be listed soon).

Then we'll break into smaller groups to spark more in depth conversation about the topics and how science improves our lives. Bring a friend or two! 


 

A Conversation With Zack Kopplin

  • When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
  • Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map

Zack Kopplin, who many of you know as the high school student from Baton Rouge who took on the Governor and the anti-science crowd a few years ago to fight against the decidedly unscientific law, the Louisiana Science Education Act, is back!

He'll talk to us about how the LSEA is being used to teach creationism in Bossier, Sabine, Ouachita, Central, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Livingston parishes and how there are constant efforts from members of the religious right around the state to expand it even further.

Plus, he'll address how NOSHA members and others around the state can help monitor and take action against these efforts. 

Kopplin, who earned NOSHA’S Humanist Award in 2011, is currently a senior history major at Rice University in Houston and has been interviewed on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, where Bill Maher noted, on the show, that Kopplin was the youngest guest ever to appear. MSN.com called Kopplin “the Doogie Howser of political activists.” 

 Kopplin has been featured by numerous international media outlets that include the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, Huffington Post, Moyers and Company, MSNBC, NPR, Public Radio International and Vogue Magazine Kopplin is also a columnist for The Guardian, a British daily newspaper. 



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Looking for NOSHA volunteers -- Sign up today!

08/16/2015
After a busy year or so, it's time to re-energize the NOSHA committees. First, we should thank those who have been active in our community projects and various other activities! We would not have been as successful without those of you who are dependable and real supporters of NOSHA. Your interests translated into rewarding events that many people have enjoyed!

We've had quite a year! We had excellent participation in activities like the Second Harvest Food Bank and Save Our Cemeteries. And who can forget our tabling at the State Capitol bringing awareness to non-believers in June. It was a good first effort and we'll be sure to do it again during the spring legislative session in 2016.

Second, because people move on to other things, schedules change and there might be some people who would like to get involved, we are looking forward to knowing who is out there who might like to lend a hand. Our committees are as follows:

  • Community Projects 
  • Darwin Day 2016
  • Special Events (Solstice parties, members-only activities, etc.,)
  • Legislative "Watch Dogs" (Monitor important bills and encourage action)
  • Krewe of the Evangelical Pastafarians 2016

And we're open to suggestions if someone has a particular interest they would like to pursue. Please help NOSHA stay strong in our community by giving a little time to something worthwhile.

You can sign up online here.

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