By Shedwigecka Cherizar and Julio Rodriguez, Sophomores
On April 22nd of 2017, crowds marched in the streets of different cities in the United States and the world to support the world fund for science and create awareness for the Earth we live in. The Science March was organized by many partners and contributors in the science community, such as the Paleontological Society, National Center for Science Education, and the Earth Vision Institute. The march originally was to only take place in Washington D.C at the National Mall. However, 600 other cities all over the world joined in to help create a change in the Science society.
Plans for the march began in January when Dr.Caroline Weinberg was informed that the Donald Trump Administration planned budget cut to the scientific community and temporarily halt external communications that inform the public. This lead to public outcry and the phrase “Science, not silence,” which was inspired by the Women’s March that took place on January 21st, 2017. Science enthusiasts and researchers hope the march will create awareness and change in the perceptions of the scientific community.
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