Science Advocacy of Long Island (SALI) brings together scientists and supporters of science from all backgrounds to advocate for scientific education and legislation.

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We've compiled a list of reputable resources on various topics you've asked about: Citizen Science, Climate Change, Genetics and Evolution, Genetic Engineering, Food, and Farming, Health and Disease, Physics, Radiofrequency, and Vaccines.

We've also compiled resources for kids, as well as books, podcasts, and general items of interest.

We'll continue to edit and expand these resources as needed. Click on the button below to access the resources.

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Upcoming Events

Food Evolution

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From Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 11, 2018
2:00 - 4:30 PM ET
(Doors open at 1:30 PM)

TICKETS: $10
Buy your tickets from the Cinema Arts Centre box office in advance or at the door.

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The Long Island Opioid Epidemic

Our next event will cover the opioid epidemic and how it affects us here on Long Island

Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM ET

Plainview Mid Island Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY 11803
516-822-3535

Please stay tuned for more details on this event.

Featured Article

Long Island Drinking Water:
Forum with scientists and politicians

The first of many forums created by Science Advocacy Long Island (SALI) to encourage public engagement with science.

By Caitlyn Cardetti, Patch Contributor

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Long Island Drinking Water: Forum with scientists and politicians - From left to right: NY Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Dr. Arjun Venkatesan, Ronald Busciolano, Dr. Chris Gobler, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine

From left to right: NY Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Dr. Arjun Venkatesan, Ronald Busciolano, Dr. Chris Gobler, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine

Item of Interest

7,000 Mile Rare Movement

Most Americans are not aware that there are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 30 million people. National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD), the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with rare diseases, is launching a new initiative called, the "7,000 Mile Rare Movement."

The movement challenges Americans to walk, run or bike 7,000 miles collectively from Feb. 1 through the end of the month, culminating on Rare Disease Day, Feb. 28.

The 7,000 miles represent the 7,000 known rare diseases, most of which are life-altering and do not yet have a treatment or cure.

Proceeds from the 7,000 Mile Rare Movement will support research grants, patient services, education and more for the millions suffering from rare diseases in America.

Participants can collect pledge donations toward reaching their goal at: https://pledgeit.org/give/nord

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National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) - 7,000 Mile Rare Movement

Meet a Scientist

Each month we highlight a scientist from the community. Our Scientist of the Month for February 2018 is Rebecca Garcia, Lecturer in the Undergraduate Biology Program, Stony Brook University.

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