Photos from the New Jersey March for Science

Thank you to everyone who came out to support science. We were given an estimate by the Trenton PD of about 3000 people attending. I hope everyone had an uplifting experience, and left fired up to take the next steps.

Press Release, April 13

Press Release, April 13

Trenton, N.J. - On Saturday, April 22 2017, scientists, supporters of science, and advocates for evidence-based polices will march in Trenton in solidarity with March for Science in Washington D.C. and the over 480 other satellite marches being held simultaneously around America and the world. The speaking program for the march, consisting of scientists, elected officials, religious leaders, has been announced.

Making Science Political.

Making Science Political.

“Keep science out of politics.”

This is the refrain I’ve been hearing a lot recently, both from scientists and non-scientists. On April 22, 2017, scientists and science-lovers around the country are planning a March for Science in DC and around the the world (including here in New Jersey), to protest the silencing of government scientists, the removal of scientific input into the political decision-making process, the impact of travel and immigration restrictions on the scientific and student community, and to bring attention to the climate change crisis. Given that one party has been pushing these policies (or, in the case of climate change, has been pushing to avoid setting any policy that could address the problem), this march inevitably has become embroiled in partisan politics.