The American Anthropological Association joins fellow scientific, academic, and educational institutions in support of the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, April 22.
The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. AAA proudly supports the call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
Science helps humanity discover and illuminate truths, upon which policy makers can act to better the lives of the people they serve.
The March is an opportunity to train and catalyze scientists to communicate with multiple audiences across the political spectrum. Since science by definition is not dogmatic or partisan, scientists should advocate for science and scientific findings, and participating in the March is one way of doing just that.
We need to communicate the excitement, beauty, power, and relevance of science.
Science is everywhere and affects everyone. We must take science out of the labs and journals and share it with the world.
Science practiced with diligence and reverence for evidence illuminates the human condition, leads to measurable progress, and provides the best insurance against error and deception.
Access all of AAA's March for Science resources here and make sure you let us know if you're planning to attend on our Facebook event page.