The Humboldt March for Science will consist of four parts:
From 9 am to 1:30 pm, the Science Expo will be open to the public in the D Street Neighborhood Center. Community members will be able to learn about science-based programs and issues, such as Klamath River dam removal, climate change implications to Humboldt Bay, college and high school science clubs, water and air quality, and health care. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available.
At 2 pm, there will be a rally featuring diverse speakers from our community, including scientists, teachers, students, politicians, and Tribal members. The stage will be in the D Street cul-de-sac. Seating will be available near the stage for the elderly and community members with special needs.
The march through Arcata will begin somewhere between 2:45 and 3:00 pm. While the exact route has yet to be determined, it will be about 20 blocks long and include the Plaza area.
Following the march, break-out sessions for small group discussion (ie, “what do we do next”) will occur in the D Street Neighborhood Center between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
We encourage participation by community members of all ages and are looking forward to seeing lots of creative signs, hats and costumes. We will be filming the event and are encouraging rally and march signs that include science-based poster session material. Our March Marshals will be awarding random prizes for creative and unique posters and signs.
There will be face-painting by Butterfly Body Art available for kids (of all ages) during the science expo and a couple of food trucks parked onsite.
Please note: The Humboldt March for Science is a drug and alcohol free event. Please leave your furry friends at home, and do not bring glass containers.
Limited parking will be available on the Humboldt State University campus, just north of the D Street Neighborhood Center. We strongly recommend carpooling, busing, walking, or biking to the event.
The Humboldt March for Science is an educational, peaceful, non-violent, inclusive event encouraging solidarity, involvement, and interaction from a diverse community of thinkers who hold Science to be valuable in this complex, inter-connected world.
The Humboldt March for Science recognizes the role of science as a means by which all people can seek a deeper knowledge and understanding of our world. We come together in unity as a community to advocate for sound public policy, access to science for everyone, and the protection of our planet.