The March for Science - Santa Fe is an event that unites with over 420 other March for Science events worldwide to champion science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress and prosperity. We gather together 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 to come. 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 restart our hearts, cure and diagnose our diseases, lengthen our lives with antibiotics, X-ray our bones, deliver our electricity, enable our GPS, stream our music and movies, capture photographs of our children, 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. We'll gather at 10 a.m. in the Plaza and March at 10:30 to the Capitol. The Rally begins at 11 a.m. on the east side of the Capitol and will be followed by an fun science expo. The rally will feature inspirational speakers who will offer ways to support science.
The National March for Science and its platform can be found at marchforscience.com and local issues, ideas, and details for Santa Fe and northern New Mexico can be found at facebook.com/marchforscienceSFNM .