3/22/2017 – March For Science Satellite Event Planned For Springfield
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SPRINGFIELD, MO – A March For Science satellite march and rally have been planned for downtown Springfield beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Earth Day, April 22. Rain or shine, participants will congregate in Jenny Lincoln Park on the corner of Harrison and South Street and will march up South Street to Park Central Square. There, keynote speaker Dr. Pamela Gay, Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will address the crowd.

Other speakers include House Representative Crystal Quade, Brandon Bond of the People’s Climate Movement, Robert Powers of the Professor Powers Science Symposium, Vicke Kepling of the Peace Network of the Ozarks, Justin Thomas of NatureCITE, and Jennifer Connor of the Sierra Club.
The March for Science is an international movement, taking place because of the simultaneous realization by people who value science in their lives, that a call to support and safeguard the scientific community is both necessary and urgent. This movement is led by volunteer organizers (scientists, science enthusiasts, and citizens) distributed around the globe and Springfield is home to one of over 400 satellite marches planned.

The mission statement reads, “The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”

Eric Wells, the local lead organizer, is excited about the response. He says, “From our volunteers, to the marchers, to the numerous organizations that have expressed interest, our community has responded so enthusiastically!”

4/12/2017 – Springfield March For Science Announces Participating Organizations and Heavy Local Interest
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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The local March For Science satellite event taking place next weekend,
April 22, in downtown Springfield, welcomes a flurry of social media interest and is preparing
for a larger than expected turnout. To date, more than 1,600 Facebook users have engaged
with the event. Also engaged, are six local organizations that have partnered with the March to
offer information about their work in a designated area at the rally.

Establishing a presence at the March are the Sierra Club-White River Group, the Greater
Springfield Missouri Green Party, NatureCITE, The Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition (O-STEAM),
Dickerson Park Zoo, and Missouri Master Naturalist-Springfield Plateau Chapter.
In addition to visiting these organizations, attendees will be adding their personal messages
onto five identical banners, one of which will be delivered to the City of Springfield, Governor
Eric Greitens, Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Roy Blunt and Representative Billy Long
following the event.

Rain or shine, participants will congregate in Jenny Lincoln Park on the corner of Harrison and
South Street and will march up South Street to Park Central Square. There, keynote speaker Dr.
Pamela Gay, Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical Society of the
Pacific, will address the crowd. Other speakers include Missouri House Representative Crystal
Quade, Brandon Bond of the People’s Climate Movement, Robert Powers of the Professor
Powers Science Symposium, Vicke Kepling of the Peace Networkof the Ozarks, Justin Thomas
of NatureCITE, and Jennifer Connor of the Sierra Club.


3/14/2017 – 60+ Organizations Join March for Science, Network of Satellite Marches Nears 400 Globally
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WASHINGTON (Tuesday, March 14) – The March for Science is pleased to announce 63 additional partnering organizations today. Less than two months after the march was first announced, the number of partners now approaches 100 organizations, which includes global institutions, and ranges from scientific societies to unions.

New major partners include the Alliance for Science, American Federation of Teachers, American Public Health Association, American Physical Society, California Academy of Sciences, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, The Field Museum, Genetics Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Society for Neuroscience, and United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers. Please see below for a full list of new partners and here for the complete list of all partners.

“This incredible show of support and interest in becoming partners reflects how important it is to recognize the critical role that science plays in all parts of society, and among different communities providing diverse services around the world,” said Teon Brooks, Co-Director of Partnerships. “We look forward to collaborating with all of our partners and expanding our global network in the coming weeks ahead.”

As a not-for-profit, volunteer-led effort, the March for Science relies on its network of enthusiastic and dedicated supporters to make the March happen. In celebration of Pi Day (3/14), March for Science supporters are encouraged to contribute $31.42 through the MFS donation page. Donor support is vital to the mission of the March for Science, and each contribution strengthens the movement’s capacity to effectively advocate for the role of science in public life, and brings us closer to the funding total needed to execute the March in DC on April 22, 2017.

In addition to the growing number of partnering organizations, new marches are registered in cities around the world each day. Close to 400 marches and rallies in 37 countries are scheduled to take place on April 22. The March for Science represents an unprecedented gathering of people standing together to champion science that serves the common good, and the indispensable role it plays in our lives and communities.

Starting March 20th, the March for Science will release a series of videos centered around the common theme of “Science Serves”. Jayde Lovell, Director of Film and Video for March for Science, spearheaded the development of this multimedia campaign. “Many people think of science as just lab coats and lectures. But science is deeply tied to our quality of life. Scientists test our air and water quality, monitor our children’s health and make sure we have food on the table. When politicians push for deep budget cuts and try to censor researchers, they aren’t just hurting the scientific community, they’re hurting the communities and people science serves. These #ScienceServes videos will underscore what science does for our society and risks we face if scientists aren’t allowed to serve the public interest.”

Inquiries about volunteering, starting satellite marches and other topics can be directed to email addresses found on the organization’s site.

List of each new partner with a press contact:

  • Academy Health
  • Alliance for Science – Sarah Evanega (allianceforsci@cornell.edu)
  • American Association of Geographers – Douglas Richardson (drichardson@aag.org)
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists – Leslie Aiello (laiello@wennergren.org)
  • American Educational Research Association – Felice Levine (flevine@aera.net)
  • American Ethical Union – Bard Worden, Executive Director (bworden@aeu.org)
  • American Federation of Teachers – Alyssa Picard (apicard@aft.org)
  • American Geographical Society – John Kanarski (jkonarski@americangeo.org)
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Physical Society
  • American Psychological Association – Kim Mills (kmills@apa.org)
  • American Public Health Association – Susan Polan (susan.polan@apha.org)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Rhonda Schultz (rschultz@astmh.org)
  • American Sociological Association – Nancy Kidd (nkidd@asanet.org)
  • Animal Behavior Society – Bill Searcy (wsearcy@miami.edu)
  • Association for Science Teacher Education – Gillian Roehrig (roehr013@umn.edu)
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – Andrea Huggins (press@aashe.org)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors – Peter Vikesland (pvikes@vt.edu)
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Rob Vernon (RVernon@aza.org)
  • Biophysical Society – Ellen Weiss (eweiss@biophysics.org)
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Janice Sinclaire (jsinclaire@thebulletin.org)
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest – Jeff Cronin, (jcronin@cspinet.org)
  • Climate Museum – Miranda Massie (mmassie@cmlp.org)
  • Defenders of Wildlife – Jared Saylor (jsaylor@defenders.org)
  • Dock to Dish – Sean Barrett (docktodish@gmail.com)
  • Ecological Society of America – Katherine McCarter (KSM@esa.org)
  • European Association of Geochemistry – Marie-Aude Hulshoff (mahulshoff@eag.eu.com) Environmental
  • Voter Project – Nathaniel Stinnett (nathaniel@environmentalvoter.org)
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology – Howard Garrison (HGarrison@faseb.org)
  • The Field Museum – Jaclyn Johnston, media@fieldmuseum.org
  • Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology – Tim Ingalsbee (fire@efn.org)
  • Future of Research (FoR) – Gary McDowell (info@futureofresearch.org)
  • Futurism – Mike Grillo (mike@futurism.com)
  • Genetics Society of America – Cristy Gelling (cgelling@thegsajournals.org)
  • Girls Who Code – Claire Cook (claire@girlswhocode.com)
  • The Geological Society of America – (cstratton@geosociety.org)
  • International Society for Computational Biology – Nadine Kampman Costello (ncostello@iscb.org)
  • Island Press – Matt Solomon (msolomon@islandpress.org)
  • Linguistic Society of America – Alyson Reed (areed@lsadc.org)
  • Metropolitan Washington Ear
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Kyle Van Houten (kvanhoutan@mbayaq.org)
  • National Association of Geoscience Teachers – Erica Zweifel (ezweifel@carleton.edu)
  • National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) – Ellen Levine (elevine@ncseglobal.org)
  • National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) – Carla McAuliffe (Carla_McAuliffe@terc.edu)
  • National Society of Black Physicists – (headquarters@nsbp.org)
  • New York Hall of Science
  • The Oceanography Society (TOS) – Jenny Ramarui (jenny@tos.org)
  • The Optical Society – Liz Rogan (erogan@osa.org)
  • The Paleontological Society – Mary Droser (Mary.droser@ucr.edu)
  • Phi Beta Kappa – Jen Horneman (jhorneman@pbk.org)
  • Public Lab – Shannon Dosemagen (shannon@publiclab.org)
  • Religious Naturalist Association – Ursula Goodenough (goodenough@wustl.edu)
  • Scientists, Inc., home of the taste of science Festival – Parmvir Bahia (contact@scientistsinc.org)
  • SciStarter – Darlene Cavalier (Darlene@SciStarter.com)
  • Sense About Science USA — Carey Reed (carey@sensci.org)
  • Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Society for Neuroscience – (MarchforScience@sfn.org)
  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues – Susan Dudley (sdudley@spssi.org)
  • Society for the Study of Evolution – (communications@evolutionsociety.org)
  • Steam 16 – Ron Livingston (livingstonrond@gmail.com)
  • United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers (UAW) – (brothenberg@uaw.net)
  • United University Professions (UUP) — SUNY – Mike Lisi (mlisi@uupmail.org) 

2/23/2017 – March for Science Announces First Round of Partnerships and New Ways to Support Its Work – Network of Satellite Marches Nears 300 Globally
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WASHINGTON (Thursday, February 23) – The March for Science today announced its first round of partner organizations, including many leading scientific, academic, and educational institutions, among them, Earth Day Network (EDN), which will co-organize the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

In just the last month since the concept of a March for Science went viral online, 287 satellite marches across the globe have been organized with more coming online every day, and more than 50,000 volunteers have responded to offer assistance.

Major partners include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific organization and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals; Sigma Xi, the first scientific organization to partner with the march, and one of the oldest and largest international scientific research honor societies in the world; the Entomological Society of America, the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines; NextGen Climate America, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policies to prevent climate disaster, promoting prosperity, and protecting fundamental rights for every American; and ScienceDebate.org, which organized a blue-ribbon coalition of 56 leading U.S. non-partisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, to solicit responses to science-related questions from presidential candidates.

Other partners include the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of University Professors, the American Geophysical Union, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers AFL-CIO, the New York Academy of Sciences, Research!America, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Please see below for the full list of partners.

The march organizers anticipate adding many more partners in the coming weeks. They note that the breadth and diversity of science-based organizations joining the March for Science movement speaks to the importance of the organization’s mission and the need for scientists across disciplines to stand up for the vital public service role science plays in society and policy-making.

“This started as an idea, but it’s rapidly actualizing into a global movement,” said Valorie Aquino, one of the march’s three national co-chairs and an anthropology PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico. “Scientific integrity serves everyone, and we need to speak out for science together. We’re thrilled and inspired that our message is resonating with so many organizations and so many people who have been advancing and defending science for years.”

The march organizers noted how fortuitous it is to be able to partner with the Earth Day Network for the Washington, D.C. rally and march, especially given the history of Earth Day, with its emphasis on using teach-ins to help people learn more about our world. Earth Day Network’s organizers say pairing with the March for the Science was a natural fit.

“Earth Day is a great day to talk about science,” said Kathleen Rogers, EDN’s president. “Science informs policies that protect the environment and scientific and technological advances help create green jobs and a green economy, all things we need to effectively respond to the risks scientists have identified for our planet. This year’s global Earth Day theme is climate and environmental literacy and of course science speaks directly to our mission. In addition to the co-hosted March for Science rally on the National Mall, Earth Day 2017 will see hundreds of thousands of teach-ins around the world.”

March organizers also launched a new social media campaign that highlights how scientists serve their communities. #ScienceServes showcases the many ways science saves lives, protects communities and advances the public interest. Scientists perform critical civic duties and the march will be an opportunity to make their valuable public service role more visible.

“Scientists aren’t just working in labs wearing white coats,” said Caroline Weinberg, MD, MPH a health educator and science writer and march co-chair. “They are testing our water, developing vaccines, and helping to keep our farms and fisheries productive. The March for Science unites scientists and people everywhere who love and appreciate science to stand together and ensure that we can all continue to enjoy all the benefits science gives us. As we’ve noted in our principles, that absolutely includes holding our leaders –— both in science and in politics –— accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity.”

To that end, March for Science will publish a pledge for participants to take, which highlights many ways they can advance science and science-based policies. The march is working with partner organizations to identify specific projects, programs and policies that people who value science can get involved in, from the marches themselves to arranging visits with legislators to participating in local citizen science projects.

“People are eager to turn the enthusiasm we’re seeing about science into action,” said Jonathan M Berman, another co-chair and a postdoctoral fellow who studies the molecular origins of hypertension. “We’re grateful that so many people are willing to share ideas, and we’re working to identify specific ways scientists and people who appreciate science can get involved in their communities and advocate for science-based policy.”

In the coming weeks, the march organizers will release more information on logistics for the national march and satellite marches. Organizers are encouraging participants to use Skedaddle to organize bus transportation to and from march locations.

Local marches can be reached through their respective pages. The March for Science previously released its mission statement, diversity principles, and overall principles and goals.

Organizers are accepting donations to help fund the marches. Inquiries about volunteering, starting satellite marches and other topics can be appropriate directed via email addresses on the organization’s site.

List of each partner with a press contact:

  • Earth Day Network (co-organizing Washington, D.C. march) – Denice Zeck (communications@earthday.org)
  • 314 Action – Ted Bordelon (ted@314action.org)
  • 500 Women Scientists – 500womenscientist@gmail.com
  • American Anthropological Association – Jeff Martin (jmartin@americananthro.org)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science – media@aaas.org
  • American Association of University Professors – Laura Markwardt (lmarkwardt@aaup.org)
  • American Geophysical Union – Joshua Speiser (jspeiser@agu.org)
  • American Society for Cell Biology – Kevin Wilson (kwilson@ascb.org)
  • Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology – Joann Olson (jolson@arvo.org)
  • Center for Biological Diversity – Patrick Sullivan (psullivan@biologicaldiversity.org)
  • Cochrane Collaboration – Jo Anthony (janthony@cochrane.org)
  • Consortium of Social Science Associations – jmilton@cossa.org
  • Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO – Katie Barrows (kbarrows@dpeaflcio.org)
  • Entomological Society of America – (JRominiecki@entsoc.org)
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO – Paul Shearon (202-239-4880)
  • League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers
  • National Center for Science Education – Robert Luhn (luhn@ncse.com)
  • National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs – ncnalsp@gmail.com
  • The Natural History Museum – Beka Economopoulos (beka@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org)
  • New York Academy of Sciences – Marie Gentile (mgentile@nyas.org)
  • NextGen Climate America – Samantha Crouch (samantha.couch@nextgenclimate.org)
  • Research!America – Anna Briseno (abriseno@researchamerica.org)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science – Jenny Kurzwell (jenny@SACNAS.org)
  • Science Debate – Sheril Kirschenbaum (Sheril@sciencedebate.org)
  • Sigma Xi – Jamie Vernon (jvernon@sigmaxi.org)
  • Society for Conservation Biology North America – Jamie Hogberg (jamie.hogberg@scbnorthamerica.org)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists – Seth Michaels (smichaels@ucsusa.org)