Colorado Scientific Society at the Denver March for Science
On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, based in Civic Center Park
“The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We 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.” (from the March for Science Facebook page)
The CSS Council approved a statement endorsing the March for Science and its goals:
“The Colorado Scientific Society endorses the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. For 135 years our Society has promoted the understanding of science and its application to public needs. We believe our civilization is made better by scientific research and discovery. We support research across all disciplines. Earth Day brings a focus on earth sciences, an arena of scientific endeavor that enhances our ability to benefit from and wisely use Earth’s resources and helps us better understand the context of our place on Earth. Through this endorsement, we encourage our members and our colleagues to redouble their efforts to share their scientific perspectives with their friends and their communities.”
The Colorado Scientific Society (and many other science organizations) had a table in the “teach-in” area in Civic Center Park. Hundreds of people stopped by our table. Both kids and adults were fascinated by our samples of minerals. Everyone could first learn about the minerals and then choose a sample to take with them. Polished rose quartz from Rustic Relics and molybdenite were both special hits.
Our President, Marith Reheis is quoted in Nature’s coverage of the March for Science events:
Nature’s report on the Denver March for Science