The March for Science

By Sanjuana Banda | @bysxnj

On April 22nd, the world decided not only to celebrate Earth Day, but decided to March for Science. Many individuals through the United States and other parts of the world decided to stand up for science.

Many individuals turned out to support the sciences. The current administration is endangering to cut budgets for science research. In Houston, we saw many people in downtown to support the sciences.

Through social media, we were able to see the support worldwide for the sciences from Washington to Australia. People know the importance of science and want government officials to understand why we need science in our society.

The marches for the March of Science were planned in at least 600 cities for the most continents.

And some posters made fun of the the Pepsi incident at the March of Science.

March for Science main goal is “science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations. We speak up now because all of these values are currently at risk. When science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect.”

It is nice to see many people caring about the advancement of the science and standing up for it. If no one does, it will be forgotten.

(Featured Photo: CNN)


Sources:

Gibson, C. (2017, April 23). The March for Science was a moment made for Bill Nye. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-march-for-science-was-a-moment-made-for-bill-nye/2017/04/23/bc9429ae-282f-11e7-a616-d7c8a68c1a66_story.html?utm_term=.db891c53cc85

Principles and Goals. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.marchforscience.com/mission-and-vision/

Smith-Spark, L. (2017, April 22). March for Science: Worldwide protests begin. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/health/global-march-for-science/

 

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