March for Science April 22

By Carolyn Belardo

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University supports the March for Science and encourages everyone connected with the scientific community to participate.

“Science is part of our everyday lives and affects everything we do,” said Academy Vice President for Science David Velinsky, PhD. “The success of our nation and the future of our planet depend on the prioritization and advancement of scientific research and education.” 

The March for Science seeks to 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.

Even if you are not a scientist, the Academy encourages all to show their support for science at the March for Science in Philadelphia on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Marchers will assemble at 11 a.m. at City Hall. Academy Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Ted Daeschler, PhD, is an invited speaker.

Participants who visit the museum and show their science march sign will enjoy $2 off admission.

More than 400 satellite marches also will take place the same day across the country and the world, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

While the Academy endorses the march, participation is an individual decision.

Founded in 1812, the Academy is the oldest natural history museum in the Americas and is committed to continuing its mission of advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental research.