Science is a tremendously critical part of our lives. We look to scientific data to protect us from contaminated food, polluted air and water, and disease–just to name a few. Every time we go to the doctor, our lives depend on accurate medical information. When we go shopping, our health and safety are tied to numerous scientific studies that have identified which products are safe for us to use. And when we are trying to raise happy, healthy children, we rely on science-backed guidance.
I am very concerned about how leaders in this country and some groups of citizens are treating science. That is why I created Happy Science Mom’s Science Advocacy Project. I want to play a role in ensuring that our children receive science education based on facts, not someone’s feelings or values. I want to make sure that the policies in our local and federal government support science research and programs.
I spoke at my local March For Science because I feel so strongly about this issue. I have been a science writer for close to two decades, so I hold science and the scientific process very close to my heart. If we no longer believe in science, then we will no longer be able to protect our children.
I hope that by bringing this issue to the forefront, more parents like you will speak up to ensure that science–and our children’s futures, frankly–are safeguarded.
Check out these articles that I wrote which address the importance of science for our children.
- How to Raise Scientifically Literate Kids
- 5 Ways Moms Can Act Now To Protect The Environment
- Get Your Kids Excited About Science And Technology With BOON-Dah Books
- Giving Girls More Hands-On Opportunities To Learn About STEM Can Help Close The Gender Gap
- How To Get Your High Schooler Excited About Science And The Environment
- How Science Kits Educate and Inspire Your Kids
- Announcing Smore Magazine: The Best Way To Get Your Kids To Love STEM
To learn more about how you can get involved and advocate for science, check out these amazing organizations.
- 314 Action
- American Association For The Advancement Of Science
- March For Science
- National Center For Science Education
- National Science Teacher’s Association
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Contact Your Elected Officials