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March for Science Activities Hosted by AAAS

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We hope you’re getting excited for the 2018 March for Science! The 2018 March for Science on April 14 is a worldwide movement that draws attention to the importance of science in exploring and explaining our world, enhancing our daily lives, and improving policymaking. It is an opportunity to communicate the importance and value of science. This march reminds everyone that when we use science to inform our decisions, we all benefit.

If you are attending the March for Science in Washington D.C., please join your fellow science supporters at AAAS headquarters for a continental breakfast and rally before marching in FORCE to the National Mall. By taking these steps together we demonstrate to the world that we believe science informs and improves our lives and that only through working together as scientists, teachers, doctors, policymakers and concerned citizens can we ensure science thrives. 

AAAS festivities include:

9:30 a.m.             Continental Breakfast at AAAS Headquarters (1200 New York Avenue, N.W.)

10:30 a.m.           Rally in the AAAS auditorium

11:30 a.m.           Participants depart AAAS in FORCE to walk to the Mall

12:30 p.m.          Join the March for Science Rally near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. (AAAS Headquarters will close so we can join in support.)

If you can join us, please RSVP here, and let us know the number of people in your party. Kindly let us know if there are any food allergies or other accessibility needs by April 9, 2018.

For those without hand signs, AAAS will have some available for participants to use at the rally.

AAAS On the Mall

AAAS will have a teach-in on the mall, starting at 9 a.m.

Find Your Local March

With more than 175 marches across the globe, there are many opportunities for scientists and science advocates to engage with their local communities.

AAAS and Sigma Xi have a collaborative partnership to advance, enhance and safeguard the scientific enterprise for both individual scientists and the role of science in society. For Sigma Xi members and AAAS members attending one of the satellite marches, Sigma Xi chapters are planning activities to engage our local communities, and we encourage our combined membership groups to connect with chapter organizers. Connect with Sigma Xi chapters here. This page will be updated as more events are organized by chapters.  

You can also connect with other AAAS members in your area on the AAAS MemberCentral Community on Trellis.

Q&A on AAAS and the March for Science

Learn more about why AAAS is involved in the March for Science.

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