Thousands of people are expected to walk through the Upper West Side on Saturday, which is Earth Day, as part of the March for Science. The march will start with a rally at 62nd and Central Park West at 10:30 a.m., and the march itself will start at 11:30. The route will be filled with scientists and mathematicians, along with regular folks who care about science. As many as 24,000 people (or more!) could attend in New York with tens of thousands more in other cities.
Scientists from the Museum of Natural History will also be welcoming marchers and others on the front steps of the museum starting at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts.
The permitted march will run from 72nd and Central Park West to 52nd and Broadway. There are several entry points along the way, as shown in the map above.
More about the march is here, including why it’s being held now.
“Recent political events are beginning to inhibit the scientific process and scientists across America are deeply concerned about the impact this could have on public health, the environment, and even really cool technological and engineering innovations.”
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