Western New York is Marching for Science, Again
Community members advancing science education, environmental justice, and healthcare for addiction at the Second Annual Buffalo March for Science
Science Demands Action is proud to host the Second Annual Buffalo March for Science and Science Education Fair at 1pm on April 14th for all ages. The March will kick off from Niagara Square and follow Main Street to Canalside. Speakers at Canalside will include Avi Israel of Save the Michaels of the World, Jackie James-Creedon of Citizen Science Resource Center, and Paul Spitale of Buffalo area Engineering Awareness for Minorities. An elementary school essay contest winner will be speaking on how science helped their family or community and middle school or high school winner will be speaking on how their voice can benefit science.
The Science Education Fair at Canalside will run until 4pm. Participating organizations with hands on family friendly activities include the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center, The Erie County Department of Health, Sierra Club Niagara, and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, among twenty-one additional environmental, healthcare, and education focused groups, and counting. Volunteers will also be judging a poster competition where student and professional researchers are challenged to communicate their science to the public.
“I march for science because I’m passionate about evidence based healthcare policy,” says Dr. June Chang, the recently retired Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Veterans Healthcare Administration of Western New York.
“I march for science because I care about diversity in science,” says Pharmacology PhD student Alexandria Trujillo.
Research engineer Inés Stuckert says, “I march so science can be accessible to everyone.”
Small business owner Rohan Bansal says, “I march for science because I care about the environment.”
It has been one short year since Buffalonians took to Delaware Park with the future of Erie County on their minds and on their signs for the First Annual Buffalo March for Science. Over 2017 the volunteer led movement earned 501(c)(3) non-profit status as Science Demands Action or SDA. SDA’s mission is to guide communities in using science for social good by facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue between experts and communities. SDA’s volunteers envision a world where communities create evidence based policy.
RSVP to the 2018 March for Science here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477762595683712
To learn more about the Buffalo March for Science and Science Demands Action please contact PR Chair Elizabeth Schiavoni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come visit the following organizations at the Science Fair:
- Alzheimer's Association, Western New York
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Bring Your Own Coalition
- Buffalo area Engineering Awareness for Minorities
- Buffalo Astronomical Association
- Campaign for NY Health
- Center for Inquiry Western New York
- Citizen Science Resource Center
- Citizens for Regional Transit
- Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
- Cradle Beach
- Designing to Live Sustainably
- Erie County Department of Health
- Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center
- New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
- Niagara Power Vista
- Pelion Community Garden
- Save the Michaels of the World
- Sierra Club Niagara
- Stronger Together WNY
- University at Buffalo - Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program
- Wild Spirit Education, Inc.
- Wildlife Dpt-SPCA Erie Co.
- WNY Science Congress, Inc.
How Can You Get Involved?
- RSVP for the Buffalo March for Science on Science Demands Action’s Facebook page or
- Participate in our Poster contest and let Western New York know why your science matters.
- K-12 Students can participate in our Essay Contest. We want to highlight how student voices are essential for the advancement of science.
- Apply for a table during the Science Fair for your organization.
Tell your friends and family about the Buffalo March for Science
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Volunteer for the day of the march. Learn more at Spot Coffee at 765 Elmwood Avenue on March 14th at 7pm or 206 Furnas Hall on UB’s North Campus on March 13th at 5pm or email email@example.com.
Represent your public health, environment, community justice, or education group or organization by tabling at the family friendly Science Education Fair. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Get involved in planning and operations. Join our Wednesday 6:45pm meetings at 124 Farber Hall on UB’s South Campus or email email@example.com
How Can You Support The Buffalo March for Science?
Buy a Buffalo March for Science T-shirt here. Show your local science pride.
Science Demands Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
Donate on YouCaring or Facebook to help raise money for the march permits, canalside fees, event insurance, and equipment rentals so the Buffalo March for Science and Science Education Fair can always be free and open to the public
Donate on YouCaring or Facebook to grow Science Demand Action’s programming budget to ensure this movement’s progress is not limited to the March for Science. Between the First Annual Buffalo March for Science and today, Science Demands Action brought thousands of Western New Yorkers into community centered conversations about immigration and innovation, the opioid epidemic, vaccination, and environmental sustainability. Science Demands Action is already planning future programming on identifying pseudoscience and fake news, supporting diversity in science, and community activism in research.
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