With less than two weeks until the March for Science we have more than eight thousand RSVPs and another twenty thousand who have expressed interest in attending. In Minnesota alone there will be marches in ten separate cities in every congressional district. Looking beyond the state there will be almost 500 marches across the world. Show up to show your support for science!
We are pleased to announce our speakers for the rally at the Capitol
Professor Mark Seeley
UMN faculty member and climatologist Lindsey Burdick
Biological and Physical Sciences teacher, Park Center High School Alan Lifson, MD, MPH
UMN faculty member and public health physician focused on AIDS research Bobwealth Omontese, PhD
Agriculture and livestock field scientist Betty McCollum
Congresswoman for St Paul
Sponsor Save America's Science Act to Safeguard Federal Scientific Data
Wear the March
It's too late to get it in time for the march, but you can still purchase fundraising merchandise. We have onesies, tote bags, men's, women's, and children’s shirts available online.
All official merchandise for the March for Science Minnesota is made and printed in the USA.
Supporting the March
Beyond attending on April 22, you can support our march by donating online, or by sharing and rewteeting us on facebook, twitter and instagram. But most of all we need volunteers, most especially to serve as March Marshals. Training sessions will be held on April 13 and 19. To volunteer, please sign up here. While we are asking everyone to march responsibly and clean up after themselves, we also need people to serve on the Litter Patrol, to make sure we leave the site cleaner after the march then before. Send an email to MarchForScienceLitterPatrol@gmail.com if you'd like to help out that way.
Partners and Endorsements
We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Kids Climate March organized by MN350, iMatter, and Climate Generation also on April 22. We will be providing more details on this soon.
In addition, we are proud to work with more than 60 partners and organizations that are endorsing our efforts. We anticipate more to partner with us, so please check our website for updates.
The march will begin at 11:00 AM on Earth Day, April 22 at the Cathedral Hill Park 215 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Please plan to arrive at the start point 30 - 45 minutes in advance to account for the increased traffic and public transportation congestion that may be caused by this event. Details about the march are on our website. Google Maps of our march route can be found here.
The march site is readily accessible by public transit. Take the Green Line to the Capitol/Rice Street Stop. You can also take one of several bus lines. Double check your route and plan your trip with Metro Transit. The following bus lines service the Capitol or Cathedral Park area:
Line 21 getting off at John Ireland & Marshall Ave
Line 16 getting off at John Ireland & Kellogg Ave
Lines 3, 62, 67, and 262 to the Capitol
Parking around the march start is public street parking. A PDF of the Capital grounds, services, and surrounding streets can be downloaded here or reviewed here.
In addition Rally has bus routes setup for March for Science Minnesota. Enter Promo code MARCHFORSCIENCE, this is good for $5 off (first 100 bookings).
Many of us are marching out of concern for our environment. Let's live up to those concerns ourselves. If you need to bring water or some other drink, use a reusable bottle. If everyone can pick up a few pieces of litter as we march, we can leave the streets cleaner than when we got there.
What Comes Next
In the upcoming weeks, we'll announce more information on the Rally, Disability Accommodations, and provide more detailed plans for the day of the march. Please continue to follow us on social media at the links below and share our website with friends and colleagues who are interested in supporting or participating in the march!