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Media Advisory: The Nature Conservancy to March for Science

Washington, DC | March 28, 2018

The March for Science is a gathering of science supporters advocating for evidence-based policies, public engagement in science, and a diverse and inclusive scientific community. As a global conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy supports the march’s goals and embodies its mission by bringing people together to find solutions to the greatest environmental challenges we face today. Now is the time to stand up for science and to stand up for future generations.

Check out the schedules for our Teach-in Tents and "Ask a Scientist" Expo Booth, for the profiles of our experts and scientists.

WHAT: The March for Science: Teach-in Tents, Rally, March

WHO: The Nature Conservancy’s scientists and staff will be out in force in Washington, DC, and cities across the country, at the March for Science to stand up for the value of science around in the U.S. and around the world.

WHERE: Washington, D.C. on The National Mall

WHEN: April 14, 2018

  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: The Nature Conservancy takes part in the Teach-in Tents programming with presentations such as youth advocacy, green infrastructure development and investment, and tackling climate change (see schedule).
  • 12:00 (exact time TBC): Keynote address from Heather Tallis, The Nature Conservancy’s global managing director and lead scientist for strategy innovation.
  • 2:30 PM: March (meeting point TBC at the National Mall)

Photo and interview opportunities will be available before, during, and after the March for Science, including during the teach-in tent sessions, with The Nature Conservancy scientists and experts.

Name  Area of Expertise Topic at Teach-In Tent
 Mark Tercek President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy  
 Hugh Possingham Chief Scientist, Decision Science  
 Heather Tallis Natural climate solutions, connections between people and nature, science-based approaches to conservation  
 Rob McDonald Urban conservation, impacts of cities on nature Urban Water Security
 Jen Molnar Sustainable agriculture, natural infrastructure Natural Infrastructure and Resilience
 Lynn Scarlett U.S. environmental and energy policies, public lands, climate change  
 Bronson Griscom Carbon accounting, natural climate solutions Climate Smart Conservation
 Priya Shyamsundar Environmental and development economics Agriculture as a strategy to reduce air pollution
 Jon Fisher Sustainable agriculture, ecosystem services Scaling Sustainable Agriculture
 Isis Stark Public policy The Power of the People
 Kahlil Kettering Water quality, storm water runoff solutions, resilient cities Youth Advocacy Training
 Chelsey Bryson Climate change and marine conservation Blue Carbon
 Kathy Boomer Water resource management, nutrient pollution Water connects us
 Ariana Sutton-Grier Wetland restoration in urban areas, coastal management and resilience Exposure to nature benefits human health


Additional information: For a full list of activities or to schedule an interview with one of our experts contact media@tnc.org. Additionally, please take a moment to fill out this form to obtain press accreditations for the event.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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