What about the Science Expo?
Science Expo Booths -- focused on science education, communication, policy, and outreach -- will be open all day, from 9am to 4pm, while programming on the Expo Stage will start at 11:30am. Kyle Hill, Science Editor for Nerdist, will serve as MC, introducing short panels and sessions throughout the day with demos and live music in between. Expect topics to cover actionable stuff like what citizens need to know about science, how to get Involved in policymaking, how to inspire LA’s next STEM generation, and making a difference in the world of environmental justice (yes, you).
How big will the "march" be?
Last year's event attracted 50,000 people; right now just a few thousand have RSVP’d via Facebook that they’ll attend, while another 11,000 have marked themselves as interested, though chances are the numbers will end up closer to last year’s given the current, er, climate. Organizers ask that you RSVP on Facebook or register via Eventbrite if you plan to attend, to help them get a sense of numbers.
How do I get there?
As always, trying to drive and park in Downtown during a big event is never a fun idea. A good car-less option is the Metro Rail, which you can take to the Pershing Square station, a super-quick walk to the event’s location. While we haven’t heard about Lyft or Uber offering the free rides they did for last month’s March for Our Lives, they’re always a top choice for an easy-breezy ride.