This Saturday, we’ll be joining thousands of people around the world to March for Science, and we’re proud to stand together to celebrate science and the roles it plays in all of our lives. There are 500 satellite marches happening around the world — many of them in cities and countries we serve. This march is not only for scientists and researchers, but for every person concerned about the progress of science, the need for it in our hospitals and on our farms, and the value it brings to our children’s education.
We believe that science and engineering provide powerful tools to all learners — tools like creativity, curiosity, perseverance — and that exploring the world around us inspires us to dream up new ideas and find solutions to big problems. We work every day to connect students and their families with STEM professionals and to help those STEM professionals better explain why they are so passionate about their work and the questions they explore every day. Our efforts are meant to expand science education programs, which ultimately result in increased funding for critical scientific research. We believe that science and engineering can open up doors for children around the world, help them tap into their natural curiosity, equip them to overcome challenges and setbacks, and prepare them to solve the problems of tomorrow.
We march for science because we agree with the March for Science organizers that “Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.” We agree that the the time to speak is now because “[w]hen science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect.”
Our team members will be marching in cities around the United States, and we’re proud to be national partners of the March for Science.
By: Maggie Jaris