Join us at the Riverfront Park Clock Tower on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm for the Spokane March For Science Event! We will have a rally of speakers touching on topics of science that affect our daily lives and world, a march through the streets of downtown Spokane, and informational tables of local organizations where you can learn more and get involved! For more information, visit our Facebook Event page: www.facebook.com/events/1241601615915889
In organizing this event, the cost of permits, insurance, renting the park, bathrooms, a stage, sound system, DJ, advertising, etc adds up and putting together this great event has not been cheap! We appreciate your financial support, and all remaining proceeds will be donated to Inland Northwest Nature Connection who inspire young people to become scientists (http://www.innconnection.org/)
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Water bottles, drawstring bags and tote bags will be available at the March for a minimum donation. If you just want to give March For Science Spokane financial support by donating online, you can do so here:
Where: The Clock Tower Meadow, Riverfront Park, Spokane
When: April 22, 2017, 1 pm-4 pm
To preserve America’s long heritage as a nation of curiosity and innovation, Spokane’s citizens and scientists will join with others across the globe to March for Science on April 22, 2017. The Spokane event will begin in the Clock Tower Meadow of Riverfront Park at 1 pm, with the March at 2 pm.
Why are scientists shedding lab coats and putting down clipboards to take to the streets? Because our work benefits everyone! Public health, life-saving medical treatments, clean air and water, preservation of bald eagles (and so many other plants and animals), the capacity to produce food for 7 billion people, transportation, technological advances—not only luxury items but daily necessities —all are the products of scientific innovation.
Scientists face increasing public distrust, and that lack of trust is now shaping government policy. Dramatic cuts have been proposed to most major federal agencies that do and fund science.
We must support science through public funding and encourage our children to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Industry leaders tell us they need workers skilled in STEM to keep our country a global leader in innovation. We hope to increase appreciation of science as a tool, and build trust in the process of scientific discovery.
Join us and come get to know your local professors, doctors, teachers, students, parents, farmers, brewers, outdoor enthusiasts and citizens as we lend our voices to support the work of our local scientists and encourage scientific curiosity!
Additional media contact: Mark Kartchner [email protected], March for Science Spokane Media Committee & Principal Engineer at Kartchner Engineering
Social media contact: Mackensie Liberman [email protected], March for Science Spokane Media Committee & Cytogeneticist
To learn more about the national March For Science happening in Washington D.C. on April 22nd, check out their website: www.marchforscience.com