Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.
Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.
June 18 - June 22
Science-a-thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists – from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries!
Participating scientists will share the ups and downs of a #dayofscience. Scientists will post photos on social media of their days including morning routines, work commutes, research instruments, class projects, and after-work fun. Yes, some scientists spend the day in white coats, but many also spend the day climbing mountains, in museums, on ships, working in teams, and much more!
Science-a-thon goes for five days to allow flexibility for participants and broader community engagement. You are welcome to share a few photos a day, lots of photos in a single day, or engage in whatever way fits your goals and schedule.
Each day from June 18 to June 22 will have an optional focus:
Monday – SciCom
Tuesday – BioMed
Wednesday – SciPolicy
Thursday – Earth (and National Selfie Day)
Friday – Rewind
Science-a-thon will raise money for the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting scientists of today and welcoming the scientists of tomorrow. Science-a-thon will also support ScienceForward, a STEM-wide initiative launched by the Earth Science Women’s Network. ScienceForward empowers scientists, promotes scientists as role models, and builds on-ramps for students to engage in STEM.
The goal of the Science-a-thon is to increase visibility of scientists and the important work they do to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate in Science-a-thon!