ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, has formally signed on as an official partner with the March for Science, taking place in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the globe on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. NSTA joins a growing number of scientific, academic, and educational organizations who have publicly voiced their support for this nonpartisan event.
“This is a pivotal time for our nation. Now more than ever, we need to ensure that the public understands the important role science plays in our society and the need for all children to have a quality science education,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “As teachers, this is our opportunity to step outside the classroom and educate citizens about the value of science. We encourage science educators everywhere to join us and march on April 22 and be champions for science and students.”
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit the official March for Science website, or follow the #marchforscience hashtag on Twitter. Please also check NSTA’s website and follow us on Twitter (@NSTA) for the latest updates and resources.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.