On April 22, 2017, people all over the world will be coming together to stand up for science. The March for Science is a part of a global movement by scientists, science-enthusiasts, and evidence-based policy makers to celebrate the integral role science plays in all our lives. The March will serve to further several goals, I encourage you to read about them.
As educators we can help! Everyday we are “humanizing” science. We teach the scientific process and show our students science is about expanding our knowledge and understanding of the world around us. Through our laboratory investigations we are illustrating that data and evidence, not personal beliefs or opinions, are necessary for constructing conclusions. The March for Science is taking place in Washington DC and in over 480 satellite locations. (Find one in your state.) If there isn’t an official march near you, you can opt to participate virtually.
I will be marching with my students on April 22. Will you join me?