MARCH FOR SCIENCE on Earth Day, April 22, 2017
The Humboldt March for Science is an educational, peaceful, non-violent, inclusive event encouraging unity, engagement, and interaction from our diverse community who hold science to be valuable in this complex, inter-connected world. The Humboldt March for Science is one of more than 400 sister-city marches occurring on the same date as the National March for Science in Washington D.C. on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
The day-long event will focus around the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata, including a science expo from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibitors will be set up inside the D Street Neighborhood Center, where community members can learn about science-based programs or issues, such as Klamath River dam removal, climate change implications for Humboldt Bay, college and high school science clubs, water and air quality, and health care.
Doors will open to the public between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A pre-march rally starting around 2 p.m. will include live music and a diverse range of speakers that capture our community: scientists, students, teachers, politicians, and Tribal members. The march through downtown Arcata will start around 2:45-3 p.m. Break-out sessions consisting of small group discussions on “what to do next” actions will occur at the D Street Neighborhood Center between 4 and 5 p.m.
We encourage all ages to participate and are looking forward to seeing lots of creative signs, hats and costumes! We will be filming the event and our March Marshals will be awarding random prizes for creative and unique posters and signs. Show your support for science on Earth Day, April 22 at the Humboldt March for Science!