Science is defined by the Science Council as:
“[T]he pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.”
Science is itself a global enterprise which has an effect on every aspect of day to day life for every individual on the planet. These effects may be obvious such as through the development of new technologies or less tangible such as the application of knowledge to create better policy.
The federal government provides tens of billions of dollars annually to the scientific research enterprise throughout the country. However these funds do not originate from the government but rather represent a portion of funds the each taxpayer yields annually. Thus it is with the public that those who practice science must make a better effort to communicate and increase understanding of how funding science benefits us all.
The community of scholars has an opportunity to bring to light not only the basic principles of science but also how science pervades and informs every aspect of life. To accomplish this we propose a day of celebration where the local scientific community engages the public through thoughtful dialog and purposeful action.
BCS March for Science is a non-partisan celebration to exhibit support of all science, technology and engineering fields and their accomplishments. Everyone in Bryan-College Station community is invited to participate and benefit from this opportunity to learn about scientific methods and practices through science demonstrations, science townhall, science solidarity march, and by meeting a scientist.