The March for Science champions science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress and prosperity. We unite on April 22, Earth Day, as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for the freedom of science in the interest of the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs. With its focus on deep and fundamental understanding of our world and how it works, a scientific approach to problem solving will continue to be crucial in addressing the challenges we face today and for generations tocome. We speak up now because these values are currently at risk due to new policies that threaten to restrict scientists’ ability to research and communicate their findings.
To stand in support of science is not a partisan act but rather an acknowledgement that our understanding of the world becomes deeper, stronger, and more useful when we scientifically test our hypotheses about the world. Scientific discoveries deliver our electricity, enable our GPS, stream our music and movies, capture photographs of our children, X-ray our bones, restart our hearts, cure our diseases, and connect us to each other across the country and across the globe. None of this would be possible without science or the scientists in New Mexico and around the world who continue to bring us life-changing discoveries.
The March for Science - Santa Fe will include educational and entertaining speakers from northern New Mexico science organizations and local schools, as well as science-oriented booths, exhibits, and activities. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. on the east side of the Capitol building and will include a rally from 12–1 p.m. featuring inspirational speakers who will offer ways to support science.