Tuesday, April 18, 2017

March for Science Earth Day 2017: April 22 on the National Mall, D.C.

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 -- Earth Day Network has released a way to register for teach-ins on the National Mall this Earth Day, April 22, through an app called Whova. Users can check the app for locations, times, and descriptions of each teach-in and reserve spots at their teach-ins of interest. All teach-ins are free of cost, and science enthusiasts of all ages and educational backgrounds are invited to register and attend.

Each teach-in promises to be an interactive experience, with scientific experts leading the discussion and encouraging audience participation. Similar teach-ins were utilized during the first Earth Day in 1970 and environmental activism quickly spread around the world, inspiring conservation legislation and annual Earth Day activities. Participants will leave the teach-ins feeling capable of enacting change in their communities and continuing the spirit of Earth Day long after April 22.

Teach-Ins Include:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – Creek Critters; Saving Native Bees; SciStarter Projects
  • American Chemical Society – Kids Zone: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED)!; Starch Search; Magic Nuudles; Iron for Breakfast
  • The Nature Conservancy – Sustainable Food Solutions; Innovations in Nature and Climate; Cities Need Nature
  • Biology Fortified – Plants with Superpowers
  • Future of Research – Challenges in Becoming a Scientist
  • Climate Change and the Cosmic Perspective or How to Stop Your Climate Denialist Uncle in His Tracks
  • National Audubon Society – What Birds Tell Us About the World
  • Defenders of Wildlife – The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Protecting Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change
  • Government Accountability Project – Whistleblowers: Speaking Up for Science
  • Cool Effects – How Carbon Projects Can Help Save The Planet
  • NYU Department of Environmental Studies – To Persist and Excel: NYU's Cutting Edge Science in the Public Service
  • American Anthropological Association – Archaeology in the Community
  • SciStarter – How You Can Contribute to Science Today!
  • The Munson Foundation, The Ocean Foundation, and Shark Advocates International - The Role of Science in Ocean Conservation
  • Princeton University Press – Communicating Science in a Politicized World: Where It Goes Wrong, and How to Do It Right
  • SUNY College of Environmental Studies and Forestry – Reducing Polarization and Thinking Together
  • The Optical Society & The American Physical Society – The Physics of Superheroes

The complete list of teach-ins, as well as information on registration, can be found at https://whova.com/portal/registration/earth_201704/ or by downloading the Whova app. Seats are limited so early registration is encouraged.

About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world's largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working year-round with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. More information is available at www.earthday.org

About March for Science
The March for Science is the first step of an unprecedented global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. We represent a broad, nonpartisan, and diverse group of scientists, science supporters, and science supporting organizations standing together to advocate for evidence-based policymaking, science education, research funding, and inclusive and accessible science. More information is available at www.marchforscience.com.

Media Contact:
Dee Donavanik, 202.695.8229,
ddonavanik@scottcircle.com or
communications@earthday.org,
202-355-8875

 


Header Photo Credit: Vlad Tchompalov