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Earth Day, March for Science on Saturday

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Earth Day is this coming Saturday and there are several events you can participate in to mark the day.

The annual Downtown Bradford cleanup starts at 10 a.m. Register in Veterans Square to get gloves, trash bags and other items to help spruce up the downtown area.

There’s also a March for Science starting at 1 p.m. in front of the clock tower at Pitt-Bradford’s Frame-Westerberg Commons. The event is being held in conjunction with the national March for Science in Washington.

There will be no formal speakers, but someone may say a few words before the march. Students will be making signs as well.

The March for Science was founded by volunteers, graduate students and STEM professionals concerned about cuts the National Institutes for Health, EPA and NASA education program.

Pitt-Bradford associate professor of biology Lauren Yaich thought  having a smaller march in Bradford would give people an opportunity to participate and help make the issue regarding the current threat to science more visible in this area.

Also Saturday, Canticle Farm in Allegany is hosting Earth Day activities starting at 1 p.m. They include farm tours, food demonstrations and recipes, and a make-and-take upcycled craft.

All of the events are free and open to the public. You can learn more about the national Earth Day and March for Science events at http://earthday.org

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