How We Started:
March For Science Atlanta was born in 2017 after Marc Merlin, executive director of Atlanta Science Tavern, noticed a push for a science march in Washington D.C. The 2017 events engaged the scientific community of Atlanta, and around the country, in take-to- the-streets activism.
While marching creates visibility around an issue and is energizing for the community, science advocates need information and tools to continue their activism beyond the day’s event.
Thus, Science for Georgia was born.
Our mission is to improve communication among scientists and the public, increase public engagement with science, and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.
- Improve communication among scientists, policy-makers, and the public.
- Increase public engagement with science.
- Promote the responsible use of science in policy making for the benefit of Georgia.
- Host monthly and annual events and post content for
- exploring new developments in science
- making scientists more accessible to the public
- helping people understand how science can be applied in everyday life
- Advocate for the use of evidence and input from subject matter experts in the legislative process. State and federal taxes are used to support scientific research, so let’s use the products to craft legislation that supports the common good.