What Is It?
The March for Science is a march celebrating science and a call for everyone to "respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world" according to the march website. Basically, the march wants to bring attention to science and all the good that it does, especially now under a Trump presidency where science is being challenged.
When and Where Is It?
The March for Science will occur on April 22, a Saturday. Meeting at 8 AM, the actual march will start at 9 AM. The main march, like the Women's March in January, will be happening in Washington, DC on the National Mall. And like the Women's March, the March for Science has sister marches planned all over the country and world. Check out this list to see if there's a sister march near you.
Why April 22?
April 22 is Earth Day. Since climate change is such an important issue in the scientific community as well as a controversial issue in politics, it makes sense to hold a march celebrating science on Earth Day, a day that is all about helping the earth by recycling, planting trees, etc.
How Can I Lend Support?
The best way to support the march is to attend either the main march or a sister march. But another really great way to support the march is to educate yourself about the issues people are marching for. And of course, you can always support by donating to the march or purchasing from their store.
Why Should I Lend Support?
Science is really important for everyone. From vaccines to research to medicine, you're impacted by science every day. So even if you don't believe everything that science says, you should still want to support scientific endeavors because science impacts everything from medicine to food to the environment to even the cosmetics you may use. So supporting science is just a great way to show your appreciation for all science does and continues to do for everyone.