March for Science Atlanta location announced for Earth Day 2017 rally

The March for Science Atlanta has received approval from the city to anchor its Earth Day march in Candler Park.

The nonpartisan gathering, which was inspired by the Women’s March after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hopes 20,000 people will attend the rally.

The April 22 event will begin with yet-to-be confirmed speakers in the park at noon, organizers announced Monday. The march will start an hour later, taking a 2.2-mile route around the Little Five Points area and meeting back in Candler Park around 4 p.m.

After the march, speakers will resume and Atlanta-based scientists in lab coats and T-shirts reading “Ask a Scientist” will be on hand to answer questions. The event ends at 5 p.m.

The rally aims to send a message about the "current administration's writing off of climate change as a hoax" and other science-related issues. It is sponsored by Advocates for Responsible Care.