In 2017, the Field Museum helped lead one of the world’s largest Marches for Science. A crowd of nearly sixty thousand marched from Grant Park to the Museum Campus to publicly take a stand for scientific research and advocacy. This year, we’re going one step further: we’re giving Chicago an outlet to voice their support for these causes and their hopes for change. On Saturday, April 14, the Field and United Sciences of Chicago are inviting the city to join us at Speak Up For Science, the city’s official March for Science event: a science fair and rally to celebrate science and advocate for its advancement and protection. The event, which will be free to the public, runs from 1-4pm.
“The Field Museum exists and has always existed to be the voice and champion for the future of our natural world,” says Field Museum President Richard Lariviere. “We’ve worked relentlessly to pursue ways of making it better, and today is no different.”
Science fans and supporters are invited to come to the Field Museum’s South Terrace to meet scientists (and see some amazing scientific collections), learn how to communicate about science and the environment, and find out concrete things they can do here in Chicago to fight for the planet. Most importantly, though, people will be given opportunities to share their support for science with legislators, including a postcard-writing campaign and voter registration.
General admission to the Field will be free on April 14; there’ll be more Speak Up For Science events inside.