PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out for March for Science in San Diego

Thousands of people, many with signs, turned out for the Saturday rally and march in downtown San Diego on Earth Day.  The March for Science in San Diego was one of at least 500 around the country.  It kicked off at the San Diego Civic Center near City Hall and included speeches, the march and demonstrations at downtown’s Waterfront Park.

The marches were scheduled on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual observance focusing on environmental and climate issues.  Many of the marches included signs and speeches critical of President Trump over climate change and funding cuts for the National Institute of Health.

Organizers from The Fleet Science Center said the march also highlights the global significance science has on our lives.

“The march is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the central role that science plays in our daily lives,” the center said in a release. “It's a family-friendly, nonpartisan event with the goal of raising awareness of the contributions of science to society and the importance of supportive public policy.”

“We connect people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. Our role is to be the central link between science and our communities, our schools and scientific organizations,” the center said.

(Photo credit reporting partner 10News)

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