We meet every Wednesday at 5pm at the Squealing Pig.
Join us! We informally discuss current issues and brainstorm new ideas. New people are very welcome; just drop us a note at sciencefor2020 [at] gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.
Featured projectsThis is just a sample of what we're working on...
Educating scientists on civic engagement
There is a strong interest in educating ourselves as a community about how we can be more civically engaged, better communicators and effective advocates for scientific principles. There are an astounding number of opportunities and resources available to us in Boston, both inside and outside of our universities. Sciencefor2020 members are organizing new informal curricula and putting together a seminar series on Science and Society to be held at Harvard Medical School and open to all.
Supporting Public School Science Teachers
We are directly supporting science teachers in public schools across the country and locally in the Boston area. We seek out science-related projects through DonorsChoose and garner support to fund them through advertising them in our community. Through this effort we aim to encourage creativity and critical thinking among the next generation of citizens. We also hope to demonstrate to science teachers near and far how much we scientists value their important role.
Call your representativesParticipate in democracy between elections by expression your views to our elected representatives
Get involved with other local groupsNumerous well-established groups are working locally to promote public engagement in science and help protect the environment; a few examples are below. We can help you connect with these groups as well!
Science In The News bridges the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists by providing free and open seminars, as well as by writing articles and hosting podcasts to explore scientific topics of general interest.
Interested in writing about science or giving a public seminar? Contact SITN to find out how you can get involved.