PS Statement about the March for Science, April 22, 2017
In a time of rapidly changing climate and declining biodiversity, scientific investigation of the record of past life, the purview of paleontology, has never been of greater societal significance. In our current national political circumstances, however, our science, indeed all of science, is threatened. The Paleontological Society stands in solidarity with all scientists in seeking to counteract these threats. With this in mind, the Society is planning an active presence at the March for Science on Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day), in Washington DC and in other cities nationwide. We encourage you to review the Core Principles and Goals of the March, and we invite you to participate with us in the march and, if you so choose, to march as a representative of the Society. For more details, contact the Society’s organizer for this event, Mary Droser (firstname.lastname@example.org).
President, Paleontological Society