Nineteen-year-old activist Zack Kopplin says that including creationism in science class concerns him because “we need to be teaching evolution and embryology and the big bang theory … good, established science. We’re not gonna keep our way of life and ensure the survival of the human race if we don’t teach our students science.”
Here are five things you can do to get creationism out of science class.
• Tell your story: If you have been taught creationism in school, post a message on Kopplin’s Facebook page or website. You may also contact the National Center for Science Education or the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
• Call your representative: If you live in a state that has a creationism law, like Louisiana, or in a state that is considering one, like Tennessee, call your legislators and ask them not to support the teaching of creationism as science in public schools and to vote these laws down.
• Report a school: If you live in a state where there is a school voucher program — particularly Arizona — and have more information about creationist voucher schools, contact Kopplin on Facebook or via his website. He will add your school to his map.
• Track the Issue: Learn about Kopplin’s Second Giant Leap Campaign which asks President Obama to put an end to science denial legislation and to appropriate 1 trillion dollars in new funding to scientific research and development. Stay on top of this issue by following Kopplin on Twitter (@RepealtheLSEA) or by liking his Facebook page.