March for Science – 22 April 2017
On 22 April 2017, Earth Day, people all over the world will participate in hundreds of ‘Marches for Science’ to demonstrate their passion for science and sound the call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Brightlands Materials Center is also joining the March for Science and we want to invite everyone in the Maastricht Region to join us for the Maastricht March for Science (MM4S).
The Maastricht Region is a fast developing science and research hub, home to various institutes of higher education and the birthplace of the European Union. Our local community is strongly committed to science and democracy and we share a responsibility to stand up and make our voices heard.
A strong democracy needs informed citizens and decision makers. Researchers provide us with independent scientific evidence we can use to advance our society and hold politicians accountable for their decisions. In an age where ideology seems to be replacing knowledge, it is important for scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens to come together in support of independent scientific research and expertise.
We welcome people of all nationalities, ages, religions, genders, and political perspectives to join us. Our diversity is our greatest strength; we are united in our commitment to science. So please join us!