March for Science will take place on Earth Day

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The March for Science will take place worldwide on Earth Day April 22, 2017 and includes a teach-in and rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The politicization of science, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

Using the teach-in concept from the very first Earth Day in 1970, the Washington rally and teach-ins, and the world-wide events will fight against efforts to silence science by creating and supporting knowledge sharing, community engagement, citizen science and stewardship.

The D.C. rally and teach-in along with sister actions across the world will kick off a week of action throughout local communities to support science across all disciplines. An announcement of the week’s agenda will occur at a later date.

The initial list of partner groups will be released this week.

For questions: Denice Zeck, (202) 355-8875, afmediaservice@gmail.com; Dan Abrams, Earth Day Network, (202) 518-0044, abrams@earthday.org; Ted Bordelon, March for Science, ted@314action.org, (267) 469-7048