The March for Science hopes to energize science advocates to create tangible change and call for greater accountability of public officials to enact evidence-based policy that serves all communities. For the second time in as many years, scientists and supporters from across the globe are mobilizing for the March for Science to speak up about the value of science in policymaking and take action. Scheduled on April 14, events range from science expos and festivals to rallies and large-scale marches. This year, AGU has again joined as an official sponsor of the March for Science. We are also lending our support to those planning to attend satellite marches worldwide.
Satellite March Support
- AGU is proud to announce that 12 localities will receive grants to assist with the planning and execution of their local March for Science events. Please contact the local organizers listed below to learn more about logistics for each march:
- Mobile, AL – Ron Kiene, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/SciMarchMob/
- Phoenix, AZ – Ariel Anbar, email@example.com, facebook.com/events/2039896719669128/
- San Francisco, CA – Petra Dekens, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/March-For-Science-Berkeley-2018-719606231760335/
- Denver, CO – Lis Cohen, email@example.com, facebook.com/marchforsciencedenver/
- Lexington, KY – Trent Garrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bethlehem, PA – Thomas H. Pritchett, email@example.com
- Rapid City, SD – Brooke Long, Brooke.Long@mines.sdsmt.edu
- San Antonio, TX – Cynthia Dinwiddie, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/groups/MarchForScienceSA/about/
- Le Mans, France – Richard Sufo Kankeu, email@example.com
- Rome, Italy – Lucia Margheriti, firstname.lastname@example.org
- San José, Costa Rica – Gerardo J. Soto, email@example.com
- London, England – Heather Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/MarchforScienceLDN/
We would also like to invite you to a kickoff at the headquarters of AAAS (Please note: this is a change from the previous location). At this event, AGU President Eric Davidson will address the assembled group along with colleagues from other scientific societies. You can also enjoy a continental breakfast, stock up on snacks, fill your water bottles, and pick-up AGU signs.
- AAAS headquarters, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
- 9:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast, pick-up AGU signs, water and snacks
- 10:30 a.m. – AGU/AAAS speakers address the marchers
- 11:30 a.m. – Proceed down to the Mall to join the March activities
- 2:15 p.m. – Join AGU members on the east steps of National Museum of Natural History (at 10th St. and Constitution Avenues, NW) to march together with the AGU banner
- Please RSVP for the kickoff event.
- Download the official AGU March for Science posters: The Scientific Method Works, Science Is the Solution, 100 Years of Marching Science Forward
- Download the official AGU March for Science banner
- Download the AGU March for Science “Write to Your Legislator” postcards
- Download the AGU “Paths to Engagement” posters
- Purchase official AGU 2018 March for Science t-shirts
- Download the AGU 2018 March for Science FAQ sheet (PDF)
- Follow and post your March for Science stories on AGU’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts using the hashtag #marchforscience
Post-March Activities and Tools
There are many ways in which you can take action following the March for Science. AGU hopes keep the momentum going by encouraging our members to take part in AGU activities and to reach out to their elected representatives:
- Join the The Sharing Science Network
- Take part in Congressional Visit Days
- Contact Your Legislator via email
- Sign up for Science Policy Alerts
- Use AGU’s Science Policy Toolkits to learn how to effectively engage with your legislator via social media, prepare for a successful meeting with your elected official in Washington, DC, get the resources needed to schedule and prepare for a meeting with the member of Congress in your local community, and more.
AGU Points of Contact
- Dana Rehm, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Digital Media, email@example.com, 202-777-7436
- Joshua Speiser, Manager of Strategic Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-777-7444
Below is a list of tools and resources for those planning to participate in D.C. or at one of the satellite marches.
- Purchase March for Science T-shirts, hats, coffee mugs
- Download March for Science posters below:
Get Involved/Take Action from Home:
- Download your own “Why I March for Science” poster here
- Download a Science is Essential postcard to send to:
- Request a printed Science is Essential postcard (bulk requests accepted, while supplies last)
- Visit Science is Essential for more information on how to get involved
- Donate to support the advancement of geosciences
- Take this brief survey to let us know about your other affiliations/communities you engage with to share the value of science