On Saturday, April 22, a gathering of people from around the Vail Valley will come together to acknowledge and voice the critical role that science plays in each of our lives.
Our community, along with others throughout Colorado, will gather for a peaceful rally at the bandstand at Nottingham Park to champion science that serves the common good, and the indispensable role it plays in our lives, the Vail Valley community, and the world.
Highlights of the event will include guest speaker Jaymee Squires from Walking Mountains Science Center who will speak about the importance of science education, specifically regarding climate and how that affects our area in the mountain region, as well as live music by Boulder-based folk rock band Many Mountains, and more. The event is sponsored by the Eagle County Action Network (ECAN), a fast-growing group of concerned community members.
When: Saturday, April 22 from 3:00 –5:00 pm
Where: Nottingham Park
1 Lake Street
Avon, CO 81620
Why: The March for Science is a celebration of science. It’s not about scientists or politicians or political parties; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives. Science helps create policies that safeguard the environment, and scientific and technological advances help create green jobs and a sustainable economy — all things that are critical in order to effectively respond to the risks that science has identified for our planet.
The March has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense? Remember, there is no “Planet B.”
In addition to Avon, nine other satellite events will be held throughout the state including Denver, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Fort Collins, Breckenridge, Estes Park, Grand Junction, Carbondale and Gunnison. Globally, there are more than 514 coordinated marches planned.