Lansing to join March for Science

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 12:47:35-04

On Saturday April 22 more than 500 cities worldwide, including 14 in Michigan are potentially joining the #MarchForScience. There's an event happening at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.

The March for Science is meant to celebrate science, and highlight the impact it has on society and everyday life. It's also a call to action, with organizers intending to show support for the scientific community.

“The March for Science is an international movement led by people who value science and believe that the current political climate of science denial, defunding, gag orders, and ‘alternative facts’ is dangerous not only to the field of science, but to the earth and all life on it,” says Sara Pack, lead organizer of the Lansing march.

The event begins at 1:00pm. Individuals who are involved in science, and politics, will be there to speak.

The Lansing event isn't just a protest rally, organizors say it is meant to be a celebration of science. After the speakers are done, there will be kids’ science activities, a native species exhibit, performers, and “science teach-ins” where participants can learn science facts.