It’s finally April, and although some areas are experiencing pretty significant weather events, this is the month we start looking forward to warmer weather, bird and amphibian migrations, animals emerging from hibernation or torpor, and all the wonders and excitement spring brings.
There is no better way to celebrate spring than to participate in Earth Day activities every April 22nd. Every year, we recognize and celebrate the incredible strides we’ve made in the United States in environmental protection from the very first Earth Day in 1970. We’ve enjoyed clean air, clean water and federal protection of our threatened and endangered species for almost a half a century.
This year will be a different experience and not exactly the celebration we’ve become accustomed to on Earth Day. On April 22nd, hundreds of Marches for Science will take place across the county. These peaceful protests are to show our support for science, scientific research and evidence-based policies. The current administration in Washington does not support science, which is both dangerous and irresponsible. We hope you all feel the need to come together to support science and choose to participate in a march. Check out the March for Science website for organized marches in every state.