#MarchforScience: Scientists Hit the Streets of Downtown Miami on Earth Day - NBC 6 South Florida

#MarchforScience: Scientists Hit the Streets of Downtown Miami on Earth Day

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    Scientists and science enthusiasts from all over South Florida descended on Miami to join in on the worldwide March for Science.

    (Published Saturday, April 22, 2017)

    Scientists and science enthusiasts from all over South Florida descended on Miami to join in on the worldwide March for Science.

    Hundreds of scientists gathered on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami Saturday conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference.

    “The level at which science is misunderstood and misused to misinform is alarming,” says organizer Theresa Pinto. "We observe and collect information, we analyze data and adjust for mistakes, and we experiment further to get at knowledge. Why is this under attack?”

    The rally in South Florida is just one of many going on across the globe, including the big one— Washington D.C.'s March for Science which drew thousands of marchers.

    Speakers at the rally included Delaney Reynolds, founder of The Sink or Swim Project; Pete Gonzalez of Urban Paradise Guild; Caroline Lewis of the CLEO Institute; astronomer and planetarian Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego and Florida State Rep. Daisy Baez.

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