March for Science Scheduled for Earth Day in DC and DE

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer

The first national March for Science will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC and 609 satellite cities throughout the United States. The non-partisan march is designed to call attention to various issues relating to science and its critical role in modern global society , including but not limited to: research funding, climate change, environmental quality, sustainability, science policy, integrity of data and science in the public interest.

The fundamental role of science in relation to politics and government is a key question in an increasingly politically polarized atmosphere, as their respective methodologies and moudus operandi appear to be antithetical i.e.: science as an independent and experimentally-verifiable investigation of physical and natural phenomena vs. partisan political ideology in a bureaucratic/legal regulatory system. The growing information gap between elected and appointed government officials and the scientific community has major widespread public policy implications.

Further information is available at: https://www.marchforscience.com

Satellite marches in Delaware are scheduled in Newark at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark 420 Willa Road from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT and Lewes at Canalfront Park on 211 Front Street from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT.

For an article on Maryland researchers participation in the March for Science see: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-science-march-walkup-20170420-story.html