The Science Museum of Minnesota is endorsing the Minnesota coalition of the March for Science on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The purpose of this national march is to bring attention to the importance of science research and to acknowledge the critical role it plays in evidence-based policy making. We are proud to see scientists and science enthusiasts across the nation take advantage of this opportunity, and this day, to celebrate science as an essential literacy for civic and economic engagement.
Lives are improved through science. One of the Science Museum’s core values, over the past 110 years, is to ignite a lifelong curiosity about the wonders of our world. That core value is demonstrated through authentic and relevant educational programming, as well as partnerships designed to help scientists broadly communicate their work.
The March for Science is a catalyst for positive momentum and our hope is that it continues after April 22. Increased investments in STEM education, focusing on equity and access for all, are critical. We need diverse perspectives to solve problems. This is how humans will successfully face future challenges and obstacles.