March for Science, 22 April
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Kiwi scientists will join the global March for Science movement, on 22 April, 2017, Earth Day.
The main March for Science in Washington DC will be supported by satellite marches in other cities in the United States (US) and around the world, including New Zealand, to show solidarity with US scientists and researchers everywhere, who are facing funding cuts and travel restrictions.
The mission of March for Science
“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”
How to get involved/find out more
Marches are currently planned for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin. More centres are expected to come on board closer to the date.
Keep an eye on Facebook. -https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceNZ/ or follow @sciencemarch_nz on Twitter for updates.
Find out more about the March for Science at https://www.marchforscience.com/