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NCA Members March for Science

May 9, 2017

On April 22, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC, and in cities and countries around the world to make their voices heard in defense of science. NCA was proud to partner with the March for Science, an international, nonpartisan movement organized to promote and support scientific research and its applications to society. Association staff and members participated in several related activities, including:

  • NCA Executive Director Paaige K. Turner hosted a webinar for NCA members to discuss how to get involved with the March
  • Turner and NCA Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles attended a pre-march breakfast sponsored by the American Sociological Association for local March for Science partners
  • Turner attended a meet and greet for partners to discuss how to keep momentum from the March and move forward, focusing on three pillars: 1) Better communication/outreach about science; 2) Scientific literacy; and 3) Policy change. This discussion was featured in the Chronicle of Education.
  • NCA members joined the national March in DC, including Craig Scott, Laurie Lewis, and Gary Kreps; and other members participated in satellite marches around the country, including Jennifer Lynne and Michael Xenos in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thank you to everyone who supported the March for Science. We look forward to continuing the conversation!

Photos from the March for Science, April 22, 2017