For Immediate Release
GSA Joins Scientific Community in Speaking out for Science
Boulder, Colo., USA: The Geological Society of America is one of over 400 partner organizations expressing support for the March for Science, scheduled for Earth Day, 22 April 2017, in Washington, D.C., with satellite events planned for many cities across the world.
"Many of the principles and goals of the March for Science align well with GSA’s mission and our position statements. We are inspired by its call for open science communication, the value of science to inform policy makers, the importance of cutting edge science education and building diversity in the STEM community, and the need for sustained federal funding for basic and applied scientific research. We recognize that the continued development of scientific knowledge is essential to ensure the health, vitality, and security of society and our planet," said GSA President Claudia Mora.
It is the role of GSA to directly and positively engage policy makers across the political spectrum and at national to local levels, to inform and advise them on the basis of sound scientific evidence. GSA frequently works as part of larger coalitions of science organizations, societies, and industry to promote the health of the scientific research community and to extend its impact across all parts of society.
To that end, GSA encourages all members to promote the benefits of geoscience to their communities and lawmakers, and recognizes engagement in the March for Science as one option to meet these goals.
The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 26,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.