f you were hoping to book a ticket to Washington, D.C., for the March for Science, you’ll have plenty of time. The march will take place on Saturday, April 22 (which happens to be Earth Day).
The march was organized in response to the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily freeze Environmental Protection Agency grants and restrict federal scientists’ ability to talk to the press and the public.
The online following has swelled since the march was announced on Jan. 21. A Facebook group for the march now has over 800,000 members, and the official Twitter account has over 301,000 followers.
Sister marches are being planned for several American cities, including Boston, Wichita, Kan., San Francisco, and Atlanta. (There are also several overseas marches planned, including one in Canberra, Australia and another in London, England.)
Sciencedebate.org is one of the sponsors of the march. The nonprofit called for a science-oriented presidential debate during the 2016 campaign.