For immediate release
March 1, 2017
The Field Museum—Public Relations
Field Museum to Participate in Chicago’s March for Science
The Field Museum will be participating in the Chicago chapter of the nationwide March for Science on April 22. The March is a non-partisan demonstration for supporters of science to voice their passion for and commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, facts, and discovery.
“The Field Museum’s mission is to fuel a journey of discovery to enable solutions for a brighter future. The March for Science closely aligns with this mission,” says Field Museum President Richard Lariviere. “By marching for science, we’re supporting curiosity and the pursuit of facts that enable us all to better appreciate our world and make it a place where we can live rich, healthy lives.”
The official March for Science website explains, “The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.” Lariviere notes that the March’s goals and values mirror those of The Field Museum. “We do science, it’s what The Field Museum is here for,” says Lariviere. “There are hundreds of scientists at the Field who spend every day trying to learn more about the world and make it a better place. It’s important for us as a Museum to advocate for them.”
The Chicago chapter of the March is one of dozens nationwide; its organizers hope that it will be one of the largest outside of the main March in Washington, DC. Currently, 8.6 thousand people have indicated via Facebook that they will attend Chicago’s March, with an additional 26.4 thousand tagging themselves as “interested” in the event. The Field Museum is the first local museum to announce its participation in the March.
The March will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Additional details regarding timing and the March route will be shared when available. The Museum encourages all Chicagoans who are passionate about science to participate in the March.