Want to encourage Scott every mile along the way? Pledge per mile! Worried about him having to climb the Rockies? Pledge to help Scott over the high passes! Want to join Scott in his life-long journey to combat racism and support diversity in science, particularly evolutionary biology? Contribute!
Scott says, “As one of the few African Americans in biodiversity science, I want to make sure our discipline - which has important uses in medicine, agriculture and disease studies-is enriched by contributions from diverse people. By contributing to this effort, you will be strengthening a field of science that will help the US and the world navigate challenging environmental and societal issues.”
If you donate $50 or more, you’ll receive live updates so you can follow Scott in real time on his epic bike ride.
Thanks from Scott Edwards' friends and colleagues!
*Funds will be used to support diversity initiatives by the Society of Systematic Biologists, The American Society of Naturalists, and The Society for the Study of Evolution, such as the Undergraduate Diversity in Evolution program.
More information about SSB: Systematic Biology is the study of how biodiversity arose and how species are related to each other and is closely allied with taxonomy, which provides organization to the diversity of life. The Society of Systematic Biologists works to advance the science of systematic biology in all its aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice, for both living and fossil organisms, with emphasis on areas of common interest to all systematic biologists regardless of individual specialization.
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