Marching for Science

  • Published24 Apr 2017
  • Reviewed24 Apr 2017
  • Author Juliet M. Beverly
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
Science supporters walk with "March for Science" banner down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Alissa Ortman
Science supporters walk with "March for Science" banner down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Several marchers were spoted in the crowd with various knitted pink brain hats to keep warm.
Some marchers donned knitted brain hats to keep warm and show their support for neuroscience.
Juliet M. Beverly
Several marchers were spoted in the crowd with various knitted pink brain hats to keep warm.
Bill Nye leads March for Science in Washington, D.C.
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, served as an honorary co-chair for the March for Science, and led the charge to the Capitol Hill.
Alissa Ortman
Bill Nye leads March for Science in Washington, D.C.
Marcher stands with a black umbrella with a sign that reads: "Science Corrects Faulty Vision."
Juliet M. Beverly
Marcher stands with a black umbrella with a sign that reads: "Science Corrects Faulty Vision."
Marcher stands with a sign that reads: "I can't belive I'm marching for facts."
Juliet M. Beverly
Marcher stands with a sign that reads: "I can't belive I'm marching for facts."
Protestor dressed in costume as muppet charcter "Beaker" holding a sign that reads: "ME-ME-ME!"
Juliet M. Beverly
Protestor dressed in costume as muppet charcter "Beaker" holding a sign that reads: "ME-ME-ME!"
Marchers dressed as Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia with a sign that reads: "Help me evidence based Science you're my only hope."
Alexis Wnuk
Marchers dressed as Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia with a sign that reads: "Help me evidence based Science you're my only hope."
Marcher holds sign that reads: "Science Funding = More Jobs"
Juliet M. Beverly
Marcher holds sign that reads: "Science Funding = More Jobs"
March holds a sign from the Union of Concerned Scientists that reads: "Stand Up for Science."
Juliet M. Beverly
March holds a sign from the Union of Concerned Scientists that reads: "Stand Up for Science."
Marchers walk with various signs in support of science.
Juliet M. Beverly
Marchers walk with various signs in support of science.

On Earth Day, April 22, thousands marched on Washington, D.C. to voice their support for robust science funding, and the role science plays in improving all of our lives. They were joined by advocates in more than 600 satellite marches, taking place in over 50 countries worldwide. Check out these photos from the BrainFacts.org team of our favorite sights from the Washington march, and send us your favorite moments on Twitter and Facebook.

Learn more about the March for Science: Keep Marching

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