March for Science: Hobart Rally

March for Science: Hobart Rally
Event on 2017-04-22 13:00:00
EVENT INFORMATION We are gathering on Parliament Lawns at 1 pm on April 22, 2017.   Speeches will begin at 1:30. We've got some great speakers lined up and we excited to announce them next week! See our website for more information: For other marches around Australia, please see: SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas: Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.  Here in Hobart, the high density of scientists has brought a particular focus to the importance of Science Communication and Literacy. By shining a light on these two areas we wish to foster a deeper relationship between the public and the science that makes Hobart a home for researchers from around the world. Universal Literacy A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world. Open Communication Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed. Informed Policy Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Stable Investment A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.

at Parliament House Lawns
2 Murray Street
Hobart, Australia

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