IGC Fellows sponsor social media campaign & booth at the Virginia Science Festival in Blacksburg
September 1, 2017
The Virginia Science Festival features a full month dedicated to STEM events happening around Virginia. The goal is to “provide families with hands-on experiences, live performances, interactive demonstrations and techno entertainment that will inspire a wonder in science for all ages.” On Saturday, September 26th, the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP at Virginia Tech sponsored a booth at the Blacksburg Science Festival called “Why I Care For Nature.”
According to IGC Fellow, Tamara Fetters, #whyIcare4nature is an outreach campaign started by the Interfaces of Global Change program at Virginia Tech intended to remind us of all the reasons why we value nature – even though we might have different social, economic, political or religious views. Weeks before the Science Festival, IGC Fellows started a social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook. Participants were asked to “show/tell us why you care, using the hashtag #whyIcare4nature“. On the day of the Science Festival, children and adults were asked to fill out and wear a sticker boasting why they care for nature. Additional prizes were given to those who joined the social media campaign while they were at the IGC booth.
Below is a sampling of Tweets and Facebook posts from the event: