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March for Science on Earth Day

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Earth Day is Saturday. And to celebrate, scientists from around the country - including right here in the Coastal Bend - will march to make a difference.

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It honors the role that science plays in our everyday lives, and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into our world.

Organizers hope to spread the word that science protects the health of communities, the safety of families, the education of children, the economy, and the future in which we all want to live.

"The hallmark of really quality research and instruction here in the United States has been made possible by the fact that academia has been insulated from political influence unlike in other countries," said Dr. James Klein from Del Mar College. "We feel as if the search for knowledge is being called into question. There are a lot of doubts about the wisdom of that, and that's very concerning to us."

The local March for Science begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Selena memorial statue on Shoreline Blvd.

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