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March for Science to be held in Auburn on Earth Day

(Source: Haylee Robinson) (Source: Haylee Robinson)

Residents in Auburn have come together to organize a March For Science to be held on Saturday, which is Earth Day. This march will coincide with numerous other marches around the world that will also be held on Saturday.

Auburn joins five other cities in Alabama that will be marching for science. Those cities include Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, and Birmingham.  

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, there will be a pre-march behind the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The rally will include live music by Noisy Deirdre, entertainment for children under 12 years of age, and speakers such as Mike Kensler, Jesse Smith and Beth McDaniel. 

The march will head up Magnolia Ave. toward College St., make a loop through downtown Auburn and return to the rally point. Marchers are encouraged to honor Earth Day and show their support for science by making signs out of recycled materials. 

The March for Science is an event dedicated to bringing community members and scientists together to celebrate their love of science and many scientific advances that appear in everyday life.

An organizer of the march, Keri Thompson states, “We want this march to be about science, not necessarily about politics. Yes, politics affects science in a very real way, but this march about protecting science, research funding, education, and the pursuit of knowledge - all things that make for a healthy democracy.  This is about people standing up for the things that they value, for the many scientific advances that already enhance our daily lives from the smart phones we all carry in our pockets to the vaccines that protect us from various harmful diseases. It's about protecting future scientific advances - such as cures for cancer and answers to global warming - that we hope to see in our lifetime.”

The march is family friendly and open to the public. 

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