Tens of thousands show up to March for Science Chicago

Marchers walk towards the Field Museum as part of the March for Science on April 22.

By Jacob Rogers

On April 22, organizers of the March for Science Chicago were expecting around 40,000 people to attend the event. Ultimately, 60,000 showed up to walk from near Buckingham Fountain to the Field Museum to show support for scientific research and evidence-based policy.

There were additional marches in over 600 cities worldwide. Marchers say they were motivated by fears of government cuts to departments like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health.

Photo at top: Marchers walk towards Field Museum as part of March for Science Chicago on April 22. (Jacob Rogers/MEDILL)