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Science marches and volunteer events across Michigan will celebrate Earth Day this weekend

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People across Michigan will be marching and volunteering this weekend in celebration of Earth Day.

Earth Day events throughout Michigan this weekend hope to bring people outside to enjoy the fresh air, while also promoting eco-friendly lifestyles and climate education.

A large national March for Science will be held in Washington, D.C. Much like the Women's March in January, partner events are also happening in Michigan.

There are 14 marches planned in cities across the state including Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Petoskey.

According to the national event's Facebook page, the goal of marchers is to promote "robustly funded and publicly communicated science that serves the common good."

Other events over the weekend plan to focus on cleaning up parks and public land.

In Detroit, volunteers will be cleaning Belle Isle park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. TheTART trail in northern Michigan will be hosting "spring work bees" throughout the day. Waterfordresidents can donate supplies and spend sometime outdoors picking up litter.

There are also a varietyof Earth Day parties and celebrations throughout the state.

Emma is a communications specialist with the digital team at Michigan Radio. She works across all departments at Michigan Radio, with a hand in everything from digital marketing and fundraising to graphic design and website maintenance. She also produces the station's daily newsletter, The Michigan Radio Beat.