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Poughkeepsie March for Science and Teach-in

Saturday, April 22, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

253 Main Street (Mural Park), Poughkeepsie 12601

The Poughkeepsie March for Science will be one of over 500 satellite marches across the world. We are looking forward to a wonderful day of educational opportunities, outreach, and above all, a celebration of science. This march is a non-partisan event meant to celebrate and promote the importance of science in a free, just, and prosperous society.

The march will end with a Science Teach-in at Waryas Park. The goal of the Teach-in is to create an environment in which people can learn about science in a relaxed, largely informal way. There are two parts to the Teach-in: tables and activities, and Free Range Science Q&A. We are inviting local organizations to set up tables on local citizen science projects, information on local organizations involved in science, conservation, etc. The Free Range Science Q&A takes advantage of the assembly of local scientists and science-curious citizens to spark small group and individual conversations and discussions about science related topics. Scientists and other experts in the Free Range Science Q&A will wear t-shirts with “Ask Me About:____” with the blank filled in with their topic of interest to invite questions and conversation. Join the Environmental Cooperative at DEC's eel sampling site in the Fall Kill right next to the Mid-hudson Children's Museum to learn about this fun citizen science project!

Transportation to Mural Park, the meeting place for the start of the March, may be available from Vassar College with an RSVP. Please contact Lindsay Charlop to request transportation. 
Contact ScienceMarchHV@gmail.com for information about volunteer opportunities or with any questions.