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    Earth Day Rally, March and Science Expo

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    Earth Day event April 22 features rally at Museum Park, march to Gov’t Center, and science expo with interactive displays and science-related resources.
    On Earth Day, April 22, scientists, educators, students, and families that support scientific research and evidence-based policies will take a public stand and be counted at The March For Science Miami (MFSM) in Downtown Miami, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    This local march is one of more than 500 official satellite events taking place across the world, in conjunction with a national March For Science in Washington, D.C., also set for April 22.
    Because a march is only as good as the impact of its visuals, the Women’s March Environmental Group and March for Science Miami are teaming up with science supporters to help make signs.
    The next art-build event is set for April 20, 7-9 p.m., at Venture Cafe, Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136. Artists, science enthusiasts, and crafty dabblers are invited to enjoy a fun evening get-together where they can lend their voice to the March for Science through creative signs that:
    • Share clever slogans;
    • Capture science-related facts — and jokes; and
    • Engage with other like-minded folks who support evidence-based science
    The most recent art build took place April 19 at Pridelines Miami (pictured above), in conjunction with Science March Miami and the Miami Climate Alliance, with support from Women’s March Miami and Urban Paradise Guild.
    March For Science Miami
    The March For Science Miami (MFSF) begins with a rally at Museum Park at 1075 Biscayne Blvd., and culminates following a march through the streets of downtown Miami with a science expo at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center at 111 NW 1st St. in Miami. The event is free and open to the public.
    Numerous local associations and organizations are partnering with MFSM including The Women’s March Miami, Miami Waterkeeper, Florida Solar United Neighborhoods, and The American Association for Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, The Sink or Swim Project, The CLEO Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
    Organizers of this non-partisan group say the aim of the event is to enable scientists to share their research with the public and for the public to learn that science is not a threat to their politics, religion, or way of life.
    Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the growing outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
    “It’s time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted,” says local youth activist Delaney Reynolds, co-organizer of the MFSM event and founder of The Sink or Swim Project.
    “We want to take this message to the streets in a celebration of passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.”
    Organizer Spotlight
    Delaney Reynolds, a well known climate change activist, is one of the co-organizers of March for Science Miami. She was was born in Miami and is just days from graduating high school.
    Delaney is a published author and illustrator of three children’s books as well as a comic book on environmental and ecology topics. She is a graduate of the Outward Bound Academy of Agents of Change Leadership Training.
    She is a graduate of the University of Miami’s Summer Scholar’s Program, where she earned a Certificate in Marine Biology, as well as Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Training.
    Delaney is founder of The Sink or Swim Project and www.miamisearise.com, a community educational program focused on the risks of global warming and sea level rise as well as the solutions that her generation must undertake to prevent catastrophic disaster. Also, feel free to “Like” her Facebook.
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