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Second local March for Science rally on Sunday at Reid Park

March for Science Southern Arizona is holding its second rally with the hopes of evolving into a larger organization that focuses year-round on science education, literacy and outreach.

Rally for Science 2018 is scheduled for Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon’at the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. The keynote speaker is Brian Green, a world-renowned theoretical physicist widely known for his book “The Elegant Universe.”‘

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum will kick off the rally with an outdoor show. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will also speak at the rally and will declare April 15 ‘Tucson Day of Science.’

The national March for Science is taking place Saturday in Washington, D.C., so Sunday was chosen to stand “in solidarity,” said Josh Hoskinson, a graduate student at the University of Arizona and CEO of March for Science Southern Arizona.

March for Science was started last year as a way for scientists and those who value science to rally against what they saw as President Trump’s anti-science actions such as denying global warming and appointing Scott Pruitt, who is known to be in favor of deregulation at the expense of the environment, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Bay Area March for Science returns this Saturday for second year

Following up on an event that drew 70,000 people at multiple locations across the Bay Area last year, and 1 million around the world, advocates for improved science literacy and research funding will hold a streamlined version of the March for Science this Saturday.

But rather than dozens of marches in San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and other areas like last year — which focused largely on President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and his proposed cuts to NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the EPA and other agencies — this year’s event will be consolidated in one place: Lake Merritt in Oakland.

‘The lack of understanding of scientific knowledge and the lack of general interest in what is happening in science, or the ability to read a scientific journal — those things are very concerning,” said Holly Cordeiro, a spokeswoman for the march organizers. “It’s easier to be misled. People need to make up their own minds and have their own informed opinions.’

Running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater and Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium, the free event will feature a rally around the lake at 2:30 pm Saturday, along with speakers, music, booths from local science institutions, and interactive demonstrations over the entire four hours. Details are available at’www.marchforsciencesf.com.

A March for Science event in Santa Cruz is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 21 at Santa Cruz City Hall, to coincide with the city’s Earth Day festivities.

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March for Science returns to DC this weekend, with satellite events across the country

Numbers are integral to science. But to the marchers who will descend on the District this weekend for the second annual March for Science, the numbers will be almost beside the point.

Organizers of the rally ‘ a demonstration that will include presentations from scientists, technologists and researchers ‘ are not trying to replicate the feverish feel of last year’s protest. They can’t.

‘The conversation around these marches is so often about the optics,’ said Caroline Weinberg, interim director of the March for Science. ‘People wanting to know, ‘Is the crowd as big as last year?’ When the truth is it doesn’t have to be the same. It can’t be all about D.C., and it can’t be all about Election Day or march day. A huge part of our focus is making sure people continue to be empowered to create change throughout the year and all around the country.’

As a result, the group has downplayed the importance of the D.C. rally and put greater effort into regional marches that will emphasize local issues and policies. Nearly 250 rallies have been planned this year in cities throughout the country and the world.

The March for Science began as an idea that germinated online following the first Women’s March on Washington, held the day after President Trump’s inauguration. It caught on fast, with several mainstream science groups jumping on board and promising a nonpartisan event.

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