How do I get there?
Public transportation is the best way, with the nearest Metro station being the Smithsonian station. You can plan your Metro route here.
Can I bring signs?
You sure can. The March for Science even has an event this Thursday at Busboys and Poets to encourage sign making! The gathering goes from 6pm to 9pm, and marchers can create signs, discuss science policy with fellow activists, meet the March for Science organizers, and hear stories from science advocates featured in the latest book, Science Not Silence: Voices from the March for Science Movement. Find out more here.
What is the weather going to be?
It’s going to be sunny and hot. When you are walking with a mass group of people on blacktop streets that radiate heat, there is little opportunity for shade and a lot of opportunity for sunburn and dehydration. Wear breathable, loose-fitting clothing and a comfortable pair of sneakers. Protect exposed skin with a healthy application of sunblock, and keep reapplying throughout the day. Remember to drink a lot of water to stay super hydrated. It’s best to start pounding H2O at least 24 hours prior to the March. Carts serving water and ice cream will be available with food trucks parked within walking distance.
How else can I be a part of the movement?
Before: You can make a donation to March for Science here, and don’t forget to register to vote.
During: If you’re interested in signing up to volunteer in any capacity, you can fill out the form here.
During: You can shoutout @ScienceMarchDC with pictures and pleasantries using hashtags #MarchforScience, #KeepMarching, #ScienceNotSilence, and #StandUp4Science.
After: Plan your own Outreach Event to keep the conversation going. Get creative! March for Science has a comprehensive guide filled with tips and ideas to creating cool opportunities in your community including Q&As and pub crawls.
March for Science also has an Advocacy Guide with detailed instructions on getting in touch with policymakers and local representatives, attending town halls, and more.