Science, books, and ice cream-- oh my!

CQ Texas MicroscopeHey Camp Quest families! We are proud to announce that we are co-sponsoring a Richard Dawkins family event at The Birmingham Temple in Farmington Hills, Michigan on Saturday, October 15th at 10:00 am.  Dr. Dawkins will be reading from his new book, The Magic of Reality, answering questions, and signing books.  The reading will be followed by science experiments and ice cream!

The Magic of Reality is beautifully illustrated by Dave McKean and is for an audience of all ages.  It is "Packed with clever thought experiments, dazzling illustrations and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena. What is stuff made of? How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? This is a page-turning, graphic detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist." » Read more

Fall Fun with Richard Dawkins!

Sarah and her niece MaddieHi! I'm Sarah Moglia, the new Event Specialist for Secular Student Alliance and Camp Quest! I'll be working with Camp Quest and Richard Dawkins on his upcoming tour for "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True." We'll be planning some fantastic family events for the upcoming months. Stay tuned to find out if Richard Dawkins is coming to your area!

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Using the "E-word" in Elementary School

Delaney's MonkeyIs evolution appropriate for elementary schoolers?  We certainly think so, and so does Charlie's Playhouse, maker of fabulous evolution toys for kids.  A few months back Charlie's Playhouse held an Evolution and Art Contest for kids ages 4-12.  They asked kids to imagine an environment, and then take a currently existing animal and draw a picture of how its descendents might look after millions of years of adapting to living in that environment.  Even though the contest is over, you can still download the activity and do it with your kids, or get together with some other families and hold your own contest!

One of the contest winners, Delaney, age 9, drew the monkey pictured here.  He lives on an island with purple bushes, hard nuts, and quiet predators.  Delaney was all set to be interviewed by her elementary school principal about the contest, when things started to take a wrong turn...  » Read more

Get a free preview of new Evolution Graphic Novel

Evolution Book Get a free preview of the new book Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth from the National Center for Science Education!  » Read more

Still Working on that Holiday Shopping?

Looking for gifts for skeptically-inclined kids and adults this holiday season?  Here are a few of our favorite things:

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