Madi Polera holds a Master's Degree in Marine Biology. For her, the DC-based March For Science is like a Lollapalooza for alternative music lovers. The main march is based in Washington, DC on April 22 (Earth Day), but over 500 satellite science celebrations are happening worldwide. Polera and two scientist friends decided to bring the event to Wilmington: Wilmington March for Science. Although Polera's scientific career is in the water (mainly the Cape Fear River), she is an advocate for sciences of all stripes because of the underlying method they all share. Listen above.
The Wilmington March for Science is on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 11:00am to Noon at Roland-Grise Middle School. Speakers include teachers, professors, scientists, the president of the American Psychology Association, the Cape Fear River Keeper, and a New Hanover County Commissioner. There will also be live music. At Noon, the group will proceed to the Earth Day event at Hugh MacRae Park, about 1/2 mile away.
The sponsor of the Wilmington March For Science is Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear.