March for Science

Puerto Rico Means Science

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Below is a transcript of my speech for March for Science Puerto Rico, held April 22, 2017.

Good morning! Are we ready to march?

My name is Mónica Feliú-Mójer, deputy director of CienciaPR. CienciaPR uses the collective knowledge of the world's largest network of Puerto Rican scientists to share science in rice and beans, to improve science education in Puerto Rico and to forge the next generations of Puerto Rican scientific leaders.

The March was only the beginning

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The March for Science Puerto Rico was a historic day. However, Earth Day 2017 was not the end, but the beginning of our work. We need your help to continue celebrating, advocating and defending science in Puerto Rico and around the world.

In the coming weeks we will be sharing actions that you can take to continue advancing the goals of the March for Science Puerto Rico.

The day #CienciaBoricua became visible

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Under the Caribbean sun and embraced a cool sea breeze, on April 22, 2017, over 600 scientists, students and citizens marched for science. It was a historic day for Puerto Rican science. Young and old flooded the streets of historic Old San Juan to celebrate #cienciaboricua, to demand policies based on evidence and informed by the local scientific community. We joined 600+ cities around the world to #MarchForScience.

I am in love with #cienciaboricua

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I am in love. In love with all lovers of science, scientists and citizens who were present and marched in the heat, under the Caribbean sun and expressed their love, dedication, and support for Puerto Rican science (#CienciaBoricua). We estimate some 600-700 marchers joined us. Today I thank you all. Thank you!! This is for you!

Thanks to the science teachers who dedicate themselves every day to introducing science to children and young people, those who helped us take the first step for the sake of science. Thanks to the parents who included their children in this historic event so that one day they can say I was there, I was part of that.

Help us support science, before and after the March

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Do you want to know how you can help support the goals of the March for Science - Puerto Rico, from wherever you are? In addition to registering to participate on April 22 , there are several ways in which you can defend and be an advocate for science.

Stories of #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23

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Science like you've never heard it before. 

SAN JUAN, PR – Puerto Rican science will be the main course on April 18, starting at 7:00 pm, at Lote 23, in Santurce. As part of their activities, the March for Science-Puerto Rico will be presenting "Historias de #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23." 

The event will feature personal stories about science and adventures in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Through these stories, Puerto Rican scientists will share how science touches every aspect of our lives—including their own.

Puerto Rico Will March for Science

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SAN JUAN, PR — This coming Earth Day, Saturday April 22, Puerto Rico will join over 514 concurrent events around the world with March for Science–Puerto Rico. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m., at Plaza Colon in Old San Juan. From there the March will head towards the Capitol and end in the Pabellón de la Paz in Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, where it will join the Para la Naturaleza Fair, where the public can enjoy exhibitions and scientific activities for all ages.

 

CienciaPR to co-organize March for Science–Puerto Rico

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The nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), the largest network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, joins the March for Science-Puerto Rico as a co-organizer.

The March for Science-Puerto Rico, will take place April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) beginning at 11:00 am at Plaza Colon in Old San Juan, moving towards the Capitol and ending at the Pavilion of Peace in Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, where it will join the Feria Para la Naturaleza, where the public will enjoy exhibitions and scientific activities for all ages. The March is one of more than 425 simultaneous events around the world to represent, celebrate and defend science.

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