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March for Science Sydney
Sat. 22 April 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST
You will not need to show your ticket to join the march. Ticketing is purely to help estimate expected attendance numbers.
The rally will begin at midday with talks at Martin Place (Phillip St)
Auslan interpreters are available. Please contact us (email@example.com) if you would like to reserve a place at the front for clear viewing.
At about 1pm, the march will take Phillip St north, turn right (east) onto Hunter St, right (south) onto Macquarie St, and end at Hyde Park North. This route passes the Library of NSW and NSW Parliament house.
Participants are welcome to take a shorter route by moving through Martin Place to Macqaurie St.
At the end of the march, we encourage everyone to mingle at Hyde Park, meet your fellow science supporters and connect with individuals and organisations.
Public toilets are available inside Martin Place Station and St James Station, and above ground near the Macquarie St entrace to Hyde Park. Both stations have lifts.
Access for people with disabilities
If you have any access requirements in order to participate in the March for Science please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A March for Science organiser will contact you to discuss your requirements further.
For other marches around Australia, please see: https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/
SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE
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 Investment.
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.