Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Calls For Evidence-Based Policies At March For Science

Calls For Evidence-Based Policies At March For Science

Their goal was to let people know that science should not be ignored.

People hit Third Street in Marquette for the second annual March For Science Saturday morning.

In Frankfurt, according to police, about 500 people took part in protests, less than the 2,000 who had been expected.

Protesters at Saskatoon's March for Science gathered at the Chinese Ting in Victoria Park before marching through downtown to bring awareness to the need for scientific and evidence based approaches to policy making on April 14, 2018.

Mittleman, who works in science communications, told CNN she was advocating for "so many things!"

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"It's time for people to be aware of what's going on", said an attendee. The rally included opportunities to register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot, make signs, get a button, sign up for mailing lists and listen to a slew of speakers ranging from experts in physics, computer science and geology to a local comedian talk about the importance of science and facts.

This was the second March for Science, which debuted previous year as part of more than 600 coordinated events across the planet. Education should not be limited to scientists, she said.

Dave Harrington, the Lehigh Valley For All president, said the group hosted the rally because there hasn't been a change in the administration's stance on the environment and science since the last rally.

Messages from Prof M S Swaminathan, an agricultural scientist from Chennai, Prof M Anandakrishnan, for the VC of Anna University and former chairman of IIT Kanpur and Prof Deepankar Chatterjee, honorary professor at IISc were read on the occasion.

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