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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Register Today for the NCSE 2020 Annual Conference and Winter Member Meeting

January 6–9, 2020, Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open for the NCSE 2020 Annual Conference, taking 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. Register by October 18 to save. 

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

Enter the NCSE Photography Contest

In alignment with the NCSE mission and the 30th anniversary of the organization, NCSE is initiating this photography contest to invite photographers, artists, and scientific photographers to share their most inspired work. Contest participants should submit photographs that demonstrate their interpretation of how science is used in service to the environment and society. Submitted photographs can reflect the balance between science and decision-making, humans and nature, ecosystem science, space science, and sustainability, as some examples. Submissions are due October 18, 2019. Learn more.

Volunteers Needed for NCSE 2020

NCSE is seeking volunteers for the NCSE 2020 Annual Conference. Volunteers commit eight hours of their time during the conference to help monitor sessions, manage registration, and assist attendees. Assignments will be given for each date of the conference; therefore, volunteers must be available January 7, 8, and 9. In exchange for their time, volunteers receive complimentary registration. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form by October 18, 2019. Learn more

 

 

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.
Registration now open! 
Early registration deadline: October 18, 2019

 

Join as an NCSE Member Institution

NCSE Member Institutions are four- and two-year colleges and universities that are committed to ensuring that science is represented at the tables where decisions are made and to advancing environmental and sustainability education and training. 

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