The Phi Beta Kappa Society partnered with the March for Science on April 22, 2017, to champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science.
The Society’s decision to associate with the nonpartisan event reflects a shared commitment that science is a vital component of a healthy democracy, and that all scientists should have the freedom to pursue their research and communicate its results freely. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is an organization driven by a pursuit of individual freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of conscience, and creative endeavor through liberal arts and sciences education and intellectual fellowship.
Whether you have just a few minutes or you can attend an event in person, here are ways you can make a difference on behalf of science - before, during, and after the March for Science.
Did you attend a march in your city? Tag your photos #PBKSelfkey so Society members around the country can see you and other members in action. Didn't make it to a march? Tag a seflkey that shows why science is critically important to you. (Downloadable key here).
Participate in the post-event March for Science week of Action.
Participate in a citizen science project in your community.
Contact your federal, state and local legislators to express concern about the proposed cuts to science. Find sample language in our Arts & Sciences Are Key Toolkit.
Arts & Sciences Are Key Toolkit
March for Science Tips for Active Scientists
AAAS Force for Science Toolkit