The Nature Conservancy Is A Sponsoring Partner for the March for Science
Event to be held in partnership with the Earth Day Network.
ARLINGTON, VA | April 17, 2017
The Nature Conservancy is a sponsoring partner for the March for Science in Washington, D.C., to be held in partnership with the Earth Day Network, on Earth Day, April 22.
The Nature Conservancy is adding its voice to send a message that Earth Day and celebrating science go hand-in-hand. It was science that first alerted communities and governments to the growing threats against our environment which, in turn, sparked the first Earth Day.
The Nature Conservancy has 600 scientists working around the world to identify the greatest challenges we face today – from the changing climate to the destruction of our forests to the overfishing of our oceans. For more than 65 years, the organization has been guided by science to achieve its mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.
In addition to the Washington, DC, event, The Nature Conservancy is also part of the March for Science Collective, a group of science-based organizations that is supporting more than 500 “satellite” marches across globe.
The following science and policy experts are available for interviews and briefings prior to and during the March:
- Mark Tercek, CEO/President
- Hugh Possingham, Chief Scientist
- Heather Tallis, Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation
- Rob McDonald, Lead Scientist, Cities
- Jen Molnar, Managing Director and Lead Scientist, Center for Sustainability Science
- Stephanie Wear, Lead Scientist and Strategy Advisor
- Lynn Scarlett, Global Managing Director for Public Policy
- Allison Vogt, Deputy Executive Director for Maryland and D.C. (local conservation)
The Nature Conservancy will also feature a teach-in tent with hourly programming from 9:00 am to noon. The content will focus on themes such as sustainable food solutions, innovations in nature and climate and cities. Conservancy scientists as well as outside guest speakers will be leading those conversations.
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 unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 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.