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Eagle County Action Network hosts March for Science in Avon, April 22

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According to the March for Science website, "The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies and governments." A local march will be held Saturday, April 22, in Avon.

AVON — The Eagle County Action Network will host a March for Science on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon, featuring entertainment from Front Range folk-rock band Many Mountains.

"The March for Science is a celebration of science," reads the event's Facebook page. "It's not about scientists or politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world."

The Avon event joins the list of more than 500 satellite marches worldwide for Earth Day, from nearby Aspen and Breckenridge to Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.

The March for Science High Country in Breckenridge will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the South Gondola parking lot and ends with a celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at The Village with a handful of guest speakers and live music.

A good cause

The youngest of the featured speakers in Breckenridge will be Rhaelyn Haddix, who was honored by the High Country Conservation Center at the group's annual banquet in March for her conservation efforts. She founded the Curb to Compost program in Summit County.

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John Fielder, a Colorado nature photographer and resident of Summit County, will also be on hand at the Breck event to present some of his favorite shots on a large outdoor screen while discussing his observations about the effects of climate change. Nick Wolk with EarthJustice will also talk about the work his organization does.

To learn more about the March for Science across the state and around the world, visit http://www.marchforscience.com.

If you go …

What: March for Science.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park, 1 W. Benchmark Road, Avon.

Cost: Free, just show up.

More information: Find the Eagle County Action Network on Facebook, or follow @eaglecountyactionnetwork.

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