The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming Celebrates Earth Day with a March for Science
March for Science will take place on April 22, 2017
Wyoming | April 17, 2017
Science is central to our work at The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. That’s why we’re lending our support to the March for Science on April 22, 2017. As an organization whose work is grounded in good science, we are proud to join this effort at the state and global levels.
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 to our environment which, in turn, sparked the first Earth Day.
There are 600 scientists who work with The Nature Conservancy around the world. As a global organization, we’re identifying and seeking solutions to some of greatest challenges we face today. Here in Wyoming, that means seeking ways to adapt to the impacts that climate change is having on our state’s supply of clean, cold water; conserving Wyoming’s vast open spaces and helping to protect our world-class wildlife. Our mission is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. And science is always the foundation guiding us to where and how we work.
“Science is central to how we fulfill our conservation work in our organization and is key to our ability to achieve the tangible and lasting results that we are known for”, said Milward Simpson, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. “As we continue to learn about how incredibly complex the world’s conservation problems are, science will only become more important and it’s crucial that we give science the value and the place in our lives that it needs to have so it can continue to serve all of us and help us continue to advance and develop and make the world a better place.”
“We have incredibly dedicated and hard-working biologists working in our state to understand the needs of nature,” says Holly Copeland, Conservation Scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. “It’s truly a win-win for nature and people in Wyoming. Our collaborative work with university and other scientists provides critical data for decision-making to help ensure we protect both our environment and our state's economy.”
In Wyoming, there are going to be at least five science marches including Cody, Jackson, Old Faithful, Laramie, and Pinedale. For details on these and other marches around the world, check out MarchForScience.com
In addition to co-sponsoring events in Washington, DC, The Nature Conservancy is part of the March for Science Collective, a group of science-based organizations that is supporting more than 400 “satellite” marches across globe.
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.