sciencemarchau

Kelso, Australia

A global event bringing together people from all walks of life who believe we need more evidence and reason in our political process.

SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE

NOTE: All proceeds from the sale of merchandise through this account will go to support the March for Science Australia events For example, Public Liability Insurance costs are estimated to be between $700 and $2000 depending on city and event size. Additional costs include equipment hire (stage, sound equipment, marquees and tables), personnel hire (ambos, bands), marketing, etc. Costs will vary between cities. At the end of the event any unused funds will be donated to an as yet undetermined science-based non-profit.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas:
Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.

Universal Literacy
A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world.

Open Communication
Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed.

Informed Policy
Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Stable Investment
A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.

For more information about the marches, see: www.marchforscienceaustralia.org

The creature art was graciously provided by Jessica Eggers. To see more of Jessica’s amazing art, check her out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roughforradio/

  • Joined: February 2017
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