Support SOS (Save Our Science) Messages at #SS4C

4 Apr 2024 10:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Friday April 5 will see what organisers intend to the be largest School Strike For Climate #SS4C since 2019. We have a press release embargoed until Marches begin at noon.

This occurs at a time when government support for research including much of the climate and environmental research in the $97m per year National Science is falling off a fiscal cliff. Many additional research programmes will end within 18 months. No clear replacements mean an end to many careers in vital areas of climate science when we need more work. Read more in a group statement from climate scientists.

To signal support for science in signs, pins and banners at #SS4C:

  • Please use #SOS #SaveOurScience
  • Also your areas of science relevant to climate change, and design simple messages.
  • Encourage groups of scientists to attend together to support the rangitahi youth – we will get separate message out to media about science.

Find out more about events around the country. 

Stay safe for science: keep your message and yourself safe. Remember that protests can attract radical elements, as well as counter protesters. Either may be looking to cause tension, conflict or even violence.

  • Always be ready to escape safely, including meeting points and contact details for friends, family or colleagues you've come with. 
  • Check with organisers for stay safe guidelines and contacts.  
  • Diffuse or avoid tension. Stick to simple messages.
  • Take up concerns afterward, and be visible on social media or commenting on mainstream media blogs if there is confusion.

Below, we're sharing some signs you could print and bring along: 

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