Students to organize March for Science, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported students at the University of Maine are organizing a March for Science, one of hundreds scheduled internationally this weekend, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Other Maine marches are planned in Portland, Machias and Sanford, according to the article. “We are pro science, is what it boils down to,” said Brian Toner, a Ph.D. student at the university who is one of the organizers of the event. Saturday’s rally will start with a series of speakers representing the National Resources Council, UMaine Climate Change Institute and other state and campus groups, the BDN reported. “The march is not intended to be a protest against any individual or political party, but rather a celebration of science and a demonstration of the ways in which it enhances our lives,” said fellow organizer and UMaine graduate student Amber Hathaway. WABI (Channel 5) also reported on the march.