April 12, 2017 Newsletter


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!


The March begins at 11 AM at Cathedral Hill Park, Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.  We advise you get there 30 to 40 minutes early.  The rally begins at 12 PM and will be at Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155. We will have speakers talking about various subjects regarding the importance of science. There will be a disability accessible section close to the speakers. 


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.

Upcoming Events

Immediately after the march, Tin Whisker's Brewery will be hosting Pints for a Purpose with us. The event starts at noon and will go until 11pm. For every beer sold, they will donate $1 in support of our cause. Tin Whiskers is located at 125 9th St E, St Paul, MN 55101.

The Fierce Lament will be hosting a dance party at the Bird Restaurant at 1612 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403 on starting at 7pm the day of the march.  The cover charge is $5 in advance, or $10 at the door.  All proceeds will be donated to the March for Science and the People's Climate March.

March Route and Time

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.  

Getting There

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.

The national March for Science has partnered with Skedaddle for transportation! Skedaddle makes it simple to start or join a bus or van route from any city or town in Minnesota. Start a route from your city, campus or town directly to the march start point (Cathedral Hill Park, 215 Summit Ave, St. Paul) or join an existing route to ride with others. Routes require a minimum of 10 passengers, the first person is free, and you won’t be charged until 48 hours prior to departure. Learn more at www.letskedaddle.com or download the app for Apple or Android devices. Feel free to email hello@letskedaddle.com with any questions!

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).

Marching Responsibly

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!

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