April 21, 2017
The March for Science has arrived! In just 24 hours we will gather to show support for science and call for evidence-based policymaking. This movement has grown to include over 500 cities and millions of science fans around the world!
Here are some last-minute tips to get ready and make the event a success:
Plan Your Trip
Due to the number of people coming to downtown, parking will be very limited. Plan your trip in advance so you’re there on time! It is Earth Day, so please do your part to reduce your impact. Take the bus, VTA light rail, or carpool with friends! Refer to the transportation guide for directions and a trip planning guide. The City of San Jose has a map of blue curb ADA parking here. Our website has a guide for marchers, what to wear, what not to bring, etc.
We’re still looking for volunteers to assist on March day. Get involved - visit our signup page to see some of our volunteering opportunities. If you don’t want to sign up for a specific task but still want to help on Saturday, show up early - volunteer checkin between 9 - 9:30AM at CityView Plaza.
During and after the March, help make sure the event is responsible and pick up any trash you see. We will have cleanup volunteers with bags. We want to leave the area just as clean (or cleaner!) than before.
We start marching from City Hall at 11 AM. The route goes down 4th St to San Fernando, and into Plaza de César Chávez at the Northwest corner.
As part of the shared festival with Silicon Valley Comic Con, the Park will have a stage, food trucks, a beer garden, and lots of fun exhibits. We have a diverse lineup of speakers on stage from 12:00 to 1:30pm. Check our website for the updated list of speakers.
Rules for the Rally:
- No bottles or cans
- No bikes
- No pets, other than service animals
The start location, march route, and rally are all ADA-compliant. Space near the stage will be marked off for people with disabilities. If you have any questions, check our website or reach out to us via email or social media.
The end of this march does not signal the end of our mission. We will be following up after the march with ways to stay active and involved in making a difference. This is just the beginning!
See you tomorrow,
March for Science Silicon Valley Organizers
Be sure to follow us on social media platforms as we will be providing instant March updates, and share your own experience and photos using the hashtags #MarchForScience and #MarchForScienceSV, and use our SnapChat filters.