CapSci aims to advance the public understanding of science in the New York Capital Region. Our mission is to foster interactions between scientists and non-scientists, to promote science-based public policy and scientifically literate policy makers, and to nurture diversity within the scientific community.
Science Not Silence Panel is Online!
CapSci recently teamed up with the Union of Concerned Scientists and Siena College to highlight the importance of protecting science and scientists at the federal level. While we all know science isn’t the only factor that goes into policy decisions, we agree that unadulterated independent scientific analysis should be fully available to both policymakers and the public as we tackle big public health and environmental challenges. We were especially excited to be joined by our own Congressman Paul Tonko, who shared information about his new Scientific Integrity Act, which would help protect science from political interference. Congressman Tonko joined a panel with three other local experts --Dr. Jeffrey Corbin, an ecologist from Union College, Kathleen Curtis, LPN, Executive Director of Clean and Healthy NY, and Dr. Tomoko Udo, an addiction scientist from UAlbany School of Public Health. This lively panel discussion gave residents of the Capital Region a chance to hear why protecting federal science matters here as well as across the country. The panel was moderated by Michael Halpern from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
For more information about the Scientific Integrity Act click here
Check Out Our De-Myth-Ifying Climate Change Flip Charts!
If you are looking for a way to dispell the many myths of climate change then do we have the thing for you! Our dy-myth-ifying flip charts can be used at school and public events to help educate and more importantly dispel the many myths around climate change. Feel free to download the flip books in PDF form at the link below.