‘March for Science’ is April 14

Ridgecrest United announced its second annual March for Science, to be held Saturday, April 14, in conjunction with similar events around the country as a nonpartisan display of support for the sciences.

The local event will begin at 10 a.m. at Petroglyph Park.

“In 2018 we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good,” said a spokesperson.

The event will include fundraising for the local American Association of University Women Tech Trek program, which sponsors girls to attend a STEM-focused summer camp.

Since 1998 the China Lake-Ridgecrest Branch of AAUW has sent more than 120 girls to Tech Trek camps.

The cost is $900 per student. All donations are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to AAUW-CA-SPF, with Tech Trek written in the memo line and mailed to AAUW, P.O. Box 1473, Ridgecrest, CA 93556.

Story First Published: 2018-04-13