On Saturday April 22 people all over the world will March for Science and Port Macquarie will be part of the action.
The March for Science is a global nonpartisan event bringing together people from all walks of life who believe we need more evidence and reason in our political process.
The event supports the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.
The walk will start at 1pm at Town Beach and end on Town Green. It will be followed by a meeting at Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse at 2pm.
Marchers in Australia will be celebrating science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity; and calling for increased government action in the areas of universal literacy, open communication of science, science-based policy and stable investment in science.
Other Australian cities taking part include Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Bendigo, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart.
“We’re inviting science advocates, educators, scientists, concerned citizens and fans of science to come together this weekend in a non-partisan event, because science belongs to everyone. It plays a vital role in everybody’s everyday lives.” said one of the local event organisers, Dr Angela Frimberger.
“As a society, we’re among the safest and healthiest people who have ever lived – thanks to scientists. The work of scientists is all around us and makes life better for billions of people every day.
“It shouldn’t be suppressed, devalued, undermined or defunded; but should be robustly funded, pursued, and publicly communicated for the benefit of all people and for the health of the environment we depend upon.”