Duluth to host ‘March for Science’ on Saturday

Duluth to host ‘March for Science’ on Saturday

Duluth’s nonpartisan “March for Science” will be one of more than four hundred marches that are scheduled to take place across the nation on Saturday in support of science.

On Earth Day, hundreds of marchers will take to the Lakewalk to express their support for science. The march will start with a speaker expressing views on the significance of science in the community at 10 a.m. at Leif Erikson Park.

Participants will march along the Lakewalk to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center’s adjacent lawn, where more speakers will speak and conclude the program.

Geologist Alex Steiner, a co-organizer of the march, said, “It’s important to have informed decisions, especially on things that we have data for. We see this acceptance of ignorance and denial of science in our current political arena from both sides. It's not really acceptable anymore…”

Steiner also criticized funding cuts to various science programs for reasons that just are not true. It may be noted here that President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced notable cuts to various scientific research programs, including climate change programs.

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