On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of advocates for science including scientists, educators and citizens will gather to March for Science, a public demonstration in support of science.
The Jacksonville March for Science will begin at 10am at The Jacksonville Landing where speakers from diverse disciplines in science and education will take the stage for approximately 45 minutes. After the speakers, participants will collectively march across the Main Street Bridge, ending at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) where additional Earth Day programming will take place including robotics, Science through the Decades demonstrations and a special program in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.
The non-partisan march is predicated on the belief that science plays a vital role in our lives and in our democracy. Its purpose is ultimately to communicate to the public that science serves the common good. By fostering an open and honest dialogue through public outreach, organizers of the march hope to demonstrate that evidence-based policy and cutting-edge science education are critical to build a better understanding of our world and that federal de-funding of science agencies and initiatives could have adverse effects.
April 22, 10am