BEAUFORT — A March for Science event will be held here on April 22, which is also Earth Day, in conjunction with a larger movement happening throughout the country the same day.
In Beaufort, participants are to meet at 1 p.m. at Grayden Paul Park on Front Street with the march beginning at 1:30 p.m. The route will begin heading west along Front Street, then turning onto Turner Street and proceeding to the county courthouse, where speakers will be on hand.
A march will also be held in Washington, D.C. According to the national website, the march is in support of science and its contribution to society. Anyone who values science is invited to join a march, including scientists, educators and concerned residents.
“Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack,” according to the website. “Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk.”
The website adds that an intent of the march is to bring together individuals and organizations to demonstrate support for evidence-based policy-making, science education, funds for research and accessible science.