The Melbourne Space Program is proudly supporting the March for Science happening today, 22 April, in cities across Australia and around the world.
The march is a peaceful, inclusive and nonpartisan event bringing together scientists, science enthusiasts and concerned citizens to celebrate science and the important role scientific knowledge plays in everyday life. It highlights these four important pillars: Universal Literacy, Open Communication, Informed Policy and Stable Investment. And it calls for all leaders and policymakers to adopt evidence-based policies in the public interest.
The aims of the march align with MSP’s beliefs: we are doing this because science is a powerful tool that should be used to improve quality of life for everyone. As an education organisation, the Melbourne Space Program recognises the importance of fostering and advocating support for STEM, especially at a time when modern life is so dependent on the progress and development that comes from these fields.
The March for Science was initially being organised to be held in Washington, D.C. to coincide with Earth Day. As of now, there are over 500 cities around the world with organised rallies/marches, and we join scientists, citizens and scientific organisations in Melbourne and around Australia in showing support for the March for Science.
To read more about the event visit the March for Science Australia website. You can register for the event here and you can donate to their cause here. Follow along on social media with the official hashtag #MarchForScienceAU.
We hope to see you there!