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Stand Up March for Science this Earth Day Concerned citizens will unite on April 22

Apr 01, 2017 01:10AM

Concerned citizens will unite on April 22 for
a March for Science in Washington, D.C., and
locations around the world to champion robustly
funding and publicly communicating science
for the common good as a pillar of freedom and
prosperity. The group is calling on political
leaders and policymakers to enact evidence based
standards in the public interest. The focus
will showcase science as a tool to find answers and influence decisions at all levels,
from astronomy to zoology, including environmental science and climate change.
Jacquelyn Gill, Ph.D., was part of the original group sparking the idea of a
March for Science via her initial tweet. “We know how to keep our air and water
clean, and the outcomes of the research should inform the policy,” says Gill, an
assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine.
Caroline Weinberg, a New York City science writer and program co-chairwoman,
says, “Within hours, satellite marches were popping up around the country, then
the world.” Organizers report several hundred established event locations and the
number continues to grow.
To join or create an event, visit MarchForScience.com/satellite-marches.

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