Jennifer Tabakin, Town Manager
334 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Great Barrington to host River Walk March for Science on Saturday
Town Declares April 14th to be Great Barrington Day of Science
GREAT BARRINGTON — Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin is pleased to announce that the town of Great Barrington will be hosting a River Walk March for Science event on Saturday, and that the town’s Selectboard has voted to declare April 14 to be Great Barrington Day of Science.
Saturday, April 14
- 1-2 p.m. – Sign making
- 2-3 p.m. – River Walk march
W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden, at the corner of River and Church street.
The event is co-hosted by:
- Great Barrington Land Conservancy
- Mass Audubon
- Housatonic Valley Association
- Berkshire Environmental Action Team
- Flying Cloud Institute
The event is part of a worldwide initiative called the March for Science. Science advocates will gather to take part in events throughout the world such as expos, festivals, rallies and marches.
The Great Barrington march will begin at the W.E.B Du Bois River Park (at River and Church Streets) where there will be sign making stations where attendees can carry signs during the march.
The walk will then proceed along Main Street to the River Walk’s Main Street entrance upstream, then return to the starting point by following the River Walk trail along the Housatonic River.
The goal of the events are to foster change and to call for greater accountability of public officials to use evidence-based policies and support and safeguard the scientific community.
Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend.