Introducing the "People for Science" Project

by March for Science

One of the most amazing things to come out of the March for Science has been the stories. Stories of scientists. Stories of teachers. Stories of survivors. We often forget that it's people who drive forward, apply, and benefit from science and the incredible, independent campaigns run by Satellite Marches around the world put the human face on science that it needs.

March for Science is collecting these images and stories to create a scrapbook of the people who do, love, and teach science.


For now, we're calling it: People for Science. 

There are two parts.

1. COLLECT & CURATE STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Anyone can submit. We're looking for short stories from scientists and non-scientists alike about how data, evidence, and research has affected their lives. It doesn't need to be directly related to the March - just you and science. You can submit portraits with stories, screenshots of tweets, comics, artwork - anything that best captures your message. We'll put together a sample of the submissions to be turned into a commemorative book. 

Check out some examples from Satellite cities below:

"We are all made of star dust • Bill Nye • we only have one planet, science gave me inspiration and opportunity when there was none."   Shared with permission of March for Science | Minnesota CREDIT: Mike Levad | Twin Birch Studios TWITTER: @ScienceMarchMN ‏

"We are all made of star dust • Bill Nye • we only have one planet, science gave me inspiration and opportunity when there was none."

 

Shared with permission of March for Science | Minnesota
CREDIT:
Mike Levad | Twin Birch Studios
TWITTER: @ScienceMarchMN ‏

Annika adores human anatomy, owls, gymnastics, school, and wants to be a doctor someday. "SCIENCE IS AWESOME!" 

Annika adores human anatomy, owls, gymnastics, school, and wants to be a doctor someday. "SCIENCE IS AWESOME!" 


 

2. COLLABORATING TO BRING SCIENTIST STORIES TO THE CLASSROOM

Today is "Science Advocates" Day and we're focusing on what we want the future of science to look like. Our vision of that future is inclusive, diverse, and equitable - and it has to start with the messages we're sending the next generation of potential scientists and advocates. Because of this, we're partnering with The People's Science to grow and support the "I Am A Scientist" Campaign.

This campaign creates profiles, stories, and science activities inspired by real world researchers from across perspectives, fields, and backgrounds. These resources are being turned into "Scientist-of-the-Month" toolkits that will be made freely available to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classrooms nationwide. The goal is not just to break stereotypes, but to teach kids that science doesn't fit a mold - it's an extension of the experiences, questions, and problems that drive you.

We'll be folding these stories into our "People for Science" projects. We'll also work with The People's Science to expand the voices represented in the campaign in collaboration with Satellite teams around the world.