Backyard Skeptics is the largest skeptic/atheist organization in Orange County, California with over 1100 members in six different chapters. We are active in advocating the position of non-belief and the support of church and state separation. We are a community of non-theists, skeptics, atheists, humanists, anti-theists and evidencialists (we need empirical evidence of any claim to accept it as true).
Besides our entertaining and enlightening monthly meetings (available to see on line HERE) , we also organize entertaining events such as field trips to science-oriented events, movie nights, solstice parties, Skeptics at the Pub nights, camping trips (see pixs below) special dinner show events and local debates. We also sponsor Orange County’s only Freethought Conference on the first Saturday in May.
All of our events are announced from our MEETUP page by email. Only members can see where and when the events happen. Joining is free on the Meetup page but we request a small voluntary donation. . We’ve had over 448 past meetups and have 5-8 events per month. You can join any one (or more) of our six chapters: Central OC (the main group) South OC, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Arcadia and our informal Skeptics at the Pub. Each group has it’s own flavor, but we recommend joining the main Backyard Skeptics (Central OC) group so you can receive all the major announcements of events and news.
Our News sections are updated almost daily – Recent News, Science, Politics, Church-State, Evolution, Climate Change and my favorite- Batshit Crazy News. Check them out and bookmark them.
If you agnostic, atheist, or just on the fence about religion and looking for a community of non-theists, you’re welcome to join our group.
Please consider contributing to our cause to make this a better world by expanding the influence non-theists have. Our voluntary membership is $20 bi-annual or only $4 per month donation HERE. Cancel anytime. This helps us support our annual conference in May, webpage costs, solstice parties and more. See our donation page to make your contribution. We are a 501(3)(C) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Just added: Our video streaming page (click the Streaming tab above). We have many videos from secular conferences, our monthly meetings and monthly debates. Most are free. When the video playback page appears, use the dropdown list to select what you would like to see.