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Event: NY Camp Inquiry

Event: NY Camp Inquiry

Who says science and skepticism are just for adults… Noone! Camp Inquiry 2014 will be held at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, NY on August 3–August 9. It is open for children ages 7–16. From the site: Grounded on the conviction that kids can begin establishing habits of critical thinking and ethical conduct early on, Camp Inquiry adopts a three-part focus: • Arts and Sciences • Skeptical perspe... »

Auction: Original Chalk & Ink Poster of Rebecca as Misandry Dragon

Auction: Original Chalk & Ink Poster of Rebecca as Misandry Dragon

Cross-posted with Skepchick. One of our newest Teen Skepchicks, Kit “Grimalkin” Partin, is apparently a brilliant artist. He donated a hilarious original chalk and ink poster of Rebecca Watson as “a ferocious misandry dragon, burning down the city of Manville with her misandrist misandryfires” to help us raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon. The au... »

EVENT: Be Secular Conversation

EVENT: Be Secular Conversation

From the site: “Join us for an afternoon of discussion, laughs, insight and progress with progressive Presbyterian Minister, Huffington Post blogger, and co-founder of The Christian Left, Mark Sandlin, and former Pentecostal Minster turned secular humanist and atheist, Jerry DeWitt. Mark and Jerry will discuss issues ranging from progress in the fight for LGBT equality, women’s reproductive ... »

CA: Blood Drive and Winter Solstice Party

CA: Blood Drive and Winter Solstice Party

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:00 am, Atheists United in California is having an all-in-one solstice-bbq-blood drive. The event will be held at the Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. A blood donation bus, from Cedars-Sanai, will be on-site accepting. Donations will be accepted throughout the party, from 10:30am – 3:30pm. A complime... »

Tour: Mythbusters – Behind the Myths

Tour: Mythbusters – Behind the Myths

Jamie and Adam are on tour. ((yeahhhhhhhh!)) Be ready for an evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, video and behind-the-scenes stories. Check here to see if they are coming to you. Image via Wikipedia »

NAME AN ASTEROID (after me please!)

NAME AN ASTEROID (after me please!)

From the Space Generation Advisory Council: Here is your chance to name an asteroid! SGAC and the NEO PG in collaboration with the Minor Planet Centre (MPC) are excited to offer you the opportunity to name an asteroid! Entering is easy: Send us your entry in 50 words or less how you would like to name an asteroid and why. The naming contest is open to anyone. Submit your entry by November 30 by te... »

Anniversary: War of the Worlds

Anniversary: War of the Worlds

From PBS American Experience: Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day... »

NJ: Big Gay Wedding Reception

NJ: Big Gay Wedding Reception

I’m so happy that marriage will be equal across all the US sooner rather than later. Wrapping up this first week of equality in New Jersey, the Jersey City’s Pint Bar will be hosting a “Big Gay Wedding Reception” on Saturday, the 26th, at 5 p.m. It is co-hosted by Gayborhood, there will be free cake!, and New Jersey Beer Company will be providing free drinks to new brides a... »

EVENT: SlutWalk Minneapolis

EVENT: SlutWalk Minneapolis

So, a few years back police officer in Toronto told a group of woman “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.” Needless to say, this wasn’t taken well. People got together and protested, they named it SlutWalk, this spread around the country and around the world. When I mentione... »

Rapid Responses for Secular Students

Rapid Responses for Secular Students

As a high-schooler in a rural town, it wasn’t unusual to listen my “science” teachers preach creationism or to have to sit through anti-liberal rants from my government teacher (who is now an ultra-conservative legislator for the Kansas House of Representatives). Such experiences made it nigh unimaginable for my freshly-agnostic, teenage self to even dream about having a secular ... »

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