AIBS conducts a number of activities to support the teaching of evolution in schools and to ward off efforts to teach creationism in science classes or distort the teaching of evolution. One of these AIBS activities is a joint project with the National Center for Science Education to maintain an e-mail listserv for each U.S. state and for Canada.
The e-mail listserves allow scientists, teachers, and other interested parties to be in touch with each other. They can facilitate support groups for teachers trying to teach evolution in a difficult atmosphere. They can also permit rapid communications and grass-roots activity when school boards or legislatures are considering policies that will promote the teaching of anti-evolutionary ideas in science classes.
Volunteers serve as listserv managers. If your state does not appear on the list below, that means no one has volunteered to run the listserv. Please consider volunteering. The time commitment should not be burdensome. Contact Robert Gropp in the AIBS Public Policy Office at rgr...@aibs.org
if you would like to be involved. Guidelines for managing the list serves are provided by AIBS and the National Center for Science Education.
AIBS has also established a meta-level listserv to allow the managers of each state and country listserv to communicate with each other and with AIBS/NCSE staff. Managers should contact Robert Gropp to subscribe.