"March For Science" will start at Justin Herman Plaza and end at Civic Center
Submitted by March for Science - San Francisco
March For Science - San Francisco and Earth Day San Francisco announced today that the march on April 22, 2017, will begin at 11AM with a Rally at Justin Herman Plaza and end by joining the Earth Day festival at Civic Center Plaza. The Civic Center Festival will open at Civic Center at 10 AM and run until to 6 PM.
“The March For Science is gaining extraordinary momentum locally and nationally as scientists and the public are increasingly concerned that scientific research continue to be supported and funded,” said Kristen Ratan, Lead Organizer of the March For Science - San Francisco. “We are excited about collaborating with Earth Day San Francisco to focus public attention on climate change and the many key issues that must be addressed in today’s political landscape.”
The March For Science - San Francisco Rally will include speeches from Mythbuster’s Adam Savage, former White House Chief Data Scientist Dr. DJ Patil, SMASH Director Dr. Jennifer R. Cohen, UC Davis plant geneticist Dr. Pamela Ronald, Citizen scientist and ALS patient Eric Valor, former EPA Project Manager Kathy Setian, and SF BUILD Director Dr. Leticia Marquez-Magana.
After the rally and march down San Francisco’s Market Street, the March For Science - San Francisco will join the Earth Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza. The festival will include a Science Fair at the park produced by March For Science supporters and participants, as well as speakers and other activities focused on climate issues, diversity in science and other key topics in the event’s new “Eco Teach In” Dome. The festival will include family-friendly science activities, music and refreshments, and opportunities to engage with local science education and advocacy groups.
“This is a critically important year for the health of the planet, and to maintain respect for the scientific community and the vital research they do on climate issues,” says longtime festival producer Douglas Kolberg. “Starting with the march and the activities all day at Civic Center Plaza, the focus will be on the importance of climate research and necessary actions to protect the health of our planet.”
The march itself is expected to draw thousands people, and is one of over 400 similar Marches globally (www.marchforscience.com). Leading scientific organizations, museums and educational institutions all over the country are participating, which locally includes the California Academy of Sciences, the Public Library of Science (PLOS), Audobon CA, NextGenClimate, the 49ers Museum, the Children’s Creativity Museum, the Planetary Society, and the San Francisco Labor Council.
About the March For Science - San Francisco
The March for Science - San Francisco celebrates public discovery, understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching in support of the following goals: Communication, Funding, Policy, Literacy, and Diversity. For more information about the March For Science - San Francisco, go to www.marchforsciencesf.com
About Earth Day San Francisco (EDSF)
For the last eight years, EDSF has hosted Earth Day events in parks around San Francisco attended by up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the festival will showcase educational exhibits, a music stage, expert speakers and seminars, an electric car pavilion, The Sustainable Chef showcase, organic and vegan food courts, wine and beer gardens, clean energy zone, cutting edge earth friendly products, an electric vehicle showcase, kids zone and more. For more information go to www.earthdaysf.org . Visit the festival’s Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/EarthDaySF/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1979689940099.
The March for Science San Francisco is an independent science-advocacy initiative, focused on the pursuit of science that uniquely impacts California’s economic growth, preserves California’s natural environment, and protects the health of California’s residents. We are an independent, nonprofit grassroots organization that promotes public discovery, understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.
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