About SciMoms

Mission

SciMoms is a non-profit educational organization which aims to promote evidence-based parenting and policy.

History

In 2015, a group of celebrity moms banded together to campaign for the labeling of GMOs. In response, a group of scientists and farmers, who were also moms, wrote an open letter requesting that celebrities base their advocacy efforts on facts, not fear. Using the hashtag “#Moms4GMOs”, the letter garnered the support of many, and kicked off a petition. It also moved a team of documentary film-makers to interview the women who spearheaded the letter in a movie entitled “Science Moms”. The movie was independently funded by a Kickstarter. Shortly after, the women in that documentary came together to work on science communication using the name “SciMoms”.

Acknowledgements

The SciMoms would like to thank Alison Campion for her design of our logo and trading cards. You can find her designs here.

We thank entomologist Erfan Vafaie for volunteering his WordPress skills. You can learn about his doctoral research project here.

We thank the LEGO Group of companies for their adorable toys that we use for the SciMoms Comic. The LEGO Group does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

Disclaimer

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Any mention of a specific company or product is for educational purposes only and does not indicate endorsement of that company or product.