The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decision-making through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research, scientific assessment, information dissemination, training, and curriculum development. 

We engage scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. NCSE is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 and has a longstanding reputation for nonpartisanship. We invite you to explore our work and join our community. Read more about the NCSE Mission and History

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NCSE Member Institutions: Leaders in Science and the Environment Across Higher Education

Colleges and universities are preparing future leaders to address the global challenges facing society. NCSE Member Institutions are four- and two-year colleges and universities committed to ensuring that science is represented at the tables where decisions are made and to advancing environmental and sustainability education and training. Learn more and join today


Save the Date: NCSE 2020 Annual Conference and Winter Member Meeting

January 6–9, 2020, Washington, D.C.

The NCSE 2020 Annual Conference will take place January 6–9, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The 2020 Winter Member Meeting will take place on January 6, 2020. Engage with more than 800 leaders from the sciences, education, government, policy, business, and civil society to foster a dialogue across these sectors on the role of science in environmental decision-making. Attendees of both events will join meaningful conversations, network with peers, and make vital connections. Registration for NCSE 2020 and the Winter Member Meeting will open in mid-September.


Upcoming Events

Find out more information about our upcoming events below on our Events page.

2020 Winter Member Meeting
January 6, 2020
Washington, D.C.

2020 Annual Conference
January 6–9, 2020
Washington, D.C.


NCSE Member Colleges & Universities

The backbone of NCSE’s programmatic work is its institutional members: four-year and two-year colleges and universities that work collectively with NCSE to advance meaningful work between science, education, and policy.

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