Free, nonpartisan, science-themed gathering open to the public

The second annual New Jersey March for Science will take place in Trenton on Saturday, April 14. The march is intended to peacefully show support for science and its critical role in understanding and addressing important issues facing the state and the nation.

Where: Steps of the War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ 08608
When: April 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
Who: Scientists, educators, students, health care professionals, and anyone who supports science
What: Speakers program followed by a march and science education fair/rally/teach-in

The event is free, nonpartisan, and open to the public. To help with planning, organizers request that participants register in advance via Eventbrite to maintain a running estimate of the number of attendees.

Last April, more than a million people worldwide – including some 6,000 across New Jersey – participated in Marches for Science. Together, they constituted the largest science advocacy demonstration in history. This year, participants will again march in solidarity with the March for Science in Washington, DC, and an estimated 70 satellite events scheduled to take place simultaneously around the United States and the world.

The March for Science movement is founded on the premise that science is a powerful tool to improve the nation and the lives of the people living in it, whether the focus is on climate change, medicine, public safety, or education. According to the mission statement of the national organization, “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 policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”

The 2018 New Jersey March for Science is being organized by a coalition of scientists, environmentalists, medical professionals, primary and secondary school educators, religious leaders, and advocates for science from the general public. March sponsors include the New Jersey Chapter of Sierra Club, Environment New Jersey, We Design for Good, Princeton Marching Forward, and the Rutgers AAUP faculty union.

For more information about the New Jersey March for Science, visit www.njmarchforscience.com.

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