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March for Science Melbourne
Sat. 22 April 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
Join us on Saturday April 22nd 1.00pm Outside The State Library of Victoria - 328 Swanston Street.
Program: (Note - Times are an estimate and Treasury Gardens TBA)
Download the full Program and Itinerary for this event click here
Start time/Place Details -
1.00pm Outside State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Welcome to the Country speech.
Auslan Interpreter will be available
Rally Walk Start and Route Details
2.00pm Outside State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Walking Along Swanston Street / Past Little Lonsdale Street /
Past Lonsdale Street / Past Little Bourke Street /
Turning ‘Left’ At Bourke Street / Past Russell Street / Past Exhibition Street
End of Rally Walk Details
3.00pm Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne
End of Rally speech.
Auslan Interpreter will be available
Meet and Greet Festivities Details
4.00pm Treasury Gardens, Spring Street, Melbourne.
Entertainment and relaxation at the gardens we encourage everyone to mingle with your fellow scientists and science supporters, as well as to connect with individuals and organisations.
Rally Route Maps
Swanston Street to Parliament House to Treasury Gardens
Program and Route Map Details - Downloadable Program coming soon,
Getting to The March for Science Melbourne
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**Please contact us, if you would like to reserve a place at the front for clear viewing.
What is the March for Science?
‘SCIENCE’, NOT SILENCE
The Melbourne March for Science is in solidarity with marches and rallies to be held simultaneously around the world, to call for increased support of science, a cessation of the misuse of science for political gain, and a call for leaders to engage evidence-based science to better the lives of their constituents.
The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the areas of Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Funding.
This rally is for everyone, because science is FOR everyone and can be conducted BY everyone. We will have speakers from various fields of science as well as non-scientists.
How you can support March for Science.
Melbourne’s March for Science is a grassroots initiative organised entirely by a dedicated group of more than 50+ volunteers.
While these individuals are all donating their time and expertise, a public event such as the March for Science incurs costs including Council permit fees, liability insurance premiums, signage, professional first aid, infrastructure to ensure accessibility and renting equipment, to name a few.
To this end, we would be most grateful if you would consider joining other individuals and organisations who are making contributions to help offset these expenses.
Thank you for your support for the March for Science and we look forward to you joining with us on April 22nd.
March for Science - Mission & Objectives
The goal of science is to better understand all facets of the world in which we live, and use that understanding to improve the lives of all. Scientific research is crucial for medical advances that save lives, creating new technology that makes day to day activities more convenient, and aim to protect iconic landscapes like the Great Barrier Reef.
Melbourne’s March for Science is a march in solidarity with other marches and rallies held around the world, to call for increased support of science, a cessation of the misuse of science for political gain, and a demand that leaders use evidence-based science to better the lives of their constituents.
The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas: Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Funding.
A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world.
Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed.
Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.
Help us Raise funds - Take action today!
1. Donate to The March for Science - Click here
2. Wearing your support - T- Shirts - Click here or click on T Shirt pic below.
There's a colour to suit everybody.
Buy a T - Shirt and send your pic wearing the T Shirt to our Facebook page
Full list of other March for Science Marches across Australia
Full list of March for Science across the globe