WASHINGTON, DC – With signs held high, nearly 30 students and staff from the Nicholas School of the Environment shook off the rain and cold and joined the March for Science in Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 22. All told, more than 600 similar rallies and marches took place around world – including Antarctica.
"I was very proud to march with our students," said Nancy Kelly, director of conferences and special events at the Nicholas School. "I believe the best way to protect science and the future careers of our students is to stand up and encourage the public to value science and invest in it."
Also, Nic School staff and students at the Duke University Marine Lab took part in a March for Science event held in Beaufort, N.C.
Marchers came together to express support for the vital work being done by scientists in all fields, and to protest President Donald Trump’s proposed $5.8 billion budget cut that would affect federal science and research agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.
Social media posts captured the highlights of the day!
Nic School students, staff join #MarchForScience in DC @marchforsciencedc @DukeEnvironment @DukeMarineLab https://t.co/hPmdJUyKgq pic.twitter.com/MfNa2MsA7c— Sean Rowe (@tweetseannow) April 24, 2017
Contingent from @DukeMarineLab at March for Science in Beaufort @DukeEnvironment pic.twitter.com/gdsTNfFieS— Andy Read (@AndyAread) April 22, 2017
Proud to be representing @DukeEnvironment at the #ScienceMarch in DC! #WeAreDukeEnvironment standing up for science! pic.twitter.com/sy1wrLIMYG— Laura Marie Davis (@envirosongs) April 22, 2017
.@DukeEnvironment represents at #marchforscience pic.twitter.com/kwzVUmbniB— Alan Boyle (@b0yle) April 22, 2017