Both scientists and science enthusiasts alike will be spending Earth Day marching for the importance of science in day-to-day life. As one of 390 sister marches across the world, Birmingham will be doing their part for science advocacy.
On Saturday, April 22nd 9:30am to 4pm, you can join the celebration and protest for science right downtown. The protest is for the free communication of scientific research but the march will also be celebrating the amazing accomplishments of scientific research. This event is more than just a march, there will be interactive booths, speakers, and some exhibits.
Schedule of Events:
- 9:30am– Event opening. The public will have the opportunity to interact with booths, tables and events staffed by March for Science organizers and community partners. There will also be exhibits in the nearby Birmingham Library.
- 10am– The opening speaker at Linn Park.
- 11am – Keynote speaker.
- 12pm – March begins.
- 1pm – Closing Speaker.
- 2pm Following the last speaker there will be two-panel discussions. One will take place at the Birmingham Public Library and focus on diversity in science. The other will take place in the park and focus on the topic of community science.
The march will begin at noon and will last until 1pm. The path will start at the north entrance of Linn Park and return by the south entrance. The additional activities will be hosted at the Birmingham Public Library.