Last month, on Earth Day, 675 scientists and community members marched together in Newport to celebrate the importance of science in all our lives. The march, and subsequent rally, would not have been possible without the support of the participants and the many individuals who contributed to the People’s March for Science. The donations to the march, supported by the non-profit MidCoast Watersheds Council, were generous and plentiful. They covered the march’s costs and more; with $784 of net proceeds.
These funds have been passed on the Oregon Coast STEM Hub in Lincoln County. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program supports students in schools throughout Lincoln County. Stacia Fletcher, Director of the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, received the donation from the People’s March for Science. Fletcher said, “We’re grateful for this donation. This will give us the ability to help Lincoln County students participate in activities such as robotics, renewable energy competitions, and engineering design challenges.”The MidCoast Watersheds Council and the march committee thanks everyone for their generosity