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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:37 AM

Vox: The March for Science on Earth Day, explained

A week after the Tax March, we have the March for Science:


Brace yourself, DC: The nerds are marching in. On Earth Day, April 22, thousands of people will descend on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and take to the streets in cities across the globe ó in the name of science.

Inspired by the success of the January 21 Womenís March on Washington, the March for Science will celebrate the scientific method and advocate for using evidence in decision-makng in all levels of government. Though the eventís website doesnít explicitly mention Trump, itís a protest of his administrationís policies, including his proposal to cut billions in funding for scientific research.

The march is likely to draw a lively crowd ó and the nerdiest protest signs you can imagine. Hereís what you need to know about it.

On April 22, science-friendly individuals will gather on the National Mall, and in dozens of satellite marches across the United States and even around the globe. The Earth Day Network ó the nonprofit that organizes Earth Day events every year ó has taken the lead on programming for the march.

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