The future scientists stole the show at the March for Science
Tens of thousands of people rallied in large numbers on every continent yesterday to send a clear message: facts matter. The March For Science was dubbed a “celebration of science,” but it was also a proclamation of support for evidence-based facts.
The march in Washington D.C. and at similar demonstrations all over the world gave young science enthusiasts and their parents a chance to showcase their concerns for the future, amid the new administration’s unfriendly stance toward science and the environment.
Scientists and those who love science marched in the streets with some of the most brilliant signs because, smart people = smart signs (it’s science). Many geeky, nerdy parents also brought their cute mini-genius humans with them to protest. And if their great signs are any indication of what’s to come – our future is looking very bright.
In an era where the success of a pupil, a teacher, a school, and a district are determined solely on scores on standardized tests in mathematics and language arts, teaching science is a radical act. Indeed, when science instruction is available to young children, those children are primarily white and primarily middle class. We must do better to educate scientifically literate citizens. #MarchForScience #multiculturaleducation #scienceeducation #earthday2017 . . #Repost @billnye with @repostapp ・・・ The world wants science to shape policy!
— Jennie Evans (@jennieep) April 22, 2017
Love this sign:think like a proton,stay positive! From future scientist. pic.twitter.com/ujz3ZuNg4Y
— Ellen Anderson (@EllenRAnderson) April 22, 2017
— Millennial Democrats (@Millennial_Dems) April 23, 2017
These kiddos and their kick-ass parents give us all hope that the future is not only smart, but committed to keeping our planet safe, at all costs. Kudos to the families who came out in support of facts, showing their kids the right way to get the message across.