Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What time and where does the march for science start?

A: The March for Science rally will start at 10 am on Apirl 22 in Cal Anderson Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. We will have speakers, music, and a small resource fair with organizations that support the march.

We will start walking at noon and head towards the Seattle Center Founder’s Fountain, where the march will end. For marchers’ safety, route details will be released closer to April 22.

 

Q: Do I need to register?

A: No. The event is a free, community event. We appreciate hearing from you on our Facebook Event page if you plan to attend, but it is not required.

 

Q: I am unable to attend. How can I support the march?

A: There are many ways.

·         Amplify our voice on social media (Twitter, Facebook) and get the word out.

·         Donate—the March for Science - Seattle is run entirely by volunteers and costs include bathrooms, insurance, barricades, and sound for the rally. A $5 donation goes further than you think.

·         Volunteer—we are currently in need of peacekeepers (about 80 spots), an accountant, disability coordinator, transportation coordinator, rapid response team, and much more!

●     Send a proxy! Have a friend or relative or colleague march in your stead.

●     March where you are! There are 430 science marches around the world. OR post/tweet a picture of you decked out in your science gear and share it on the internet with the hashtags #ScienceMarch #MarchForScience.

 

Q: Will there be bathrooms along the route of the march?

A: Yes, restrooms will be provided along the route.

 

Q: Is the march ADA accessible?

A: We aim to make the march as accessible as possible for everyone at all levels of ability. For more information, please see our Accessibility page.

 

Q: Will a community transportation option be provided?

A: We’re still working out the logistics. We aim to provide as much transportation as possible. 

 

Q: Which bus routes serve the major march locations?

Cal Anderson: Link Light Rail, 49, 10 ,11, 43

Seattle Center to Downtown: D Line, E Line, 3, 4, Monorail

Please note the 8 bus will not operate the day of the march.
We urge you if possible to take light rail into and out of the march.


Also, expect that buses will likely be crowded and allow extra time to get to your destination.

 

Q: Can I bike during the march?

A: While marchers are not allowed to bring their bikes on the march route, we highly suggest using them as transportation, as parking and space on buses will likely be limited.

 

Q: Are service animals welcome?

A: All service animals are welcome at the march.

 

Q: What items can I bring to the march? What items are restricted?

A: Please do not bring any of the following:

·       Aerosols
·      Ammunition
·      Animals other than service animals
·      Balloons
·      Coolers
·      Explosives
·      Firearms
·      Glass or thermal containers
·      Laser pointers
·      Mace / Pepper spray
·      Structures (tents, chairs other than wheelchairs or mobility supports, etc.)
·      Wooden supports for signs and placards (suggestion: use cardboard)
·      Weapons of any kind
·      Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

 

Q: Can I bring a flag or banner?

A: Yes. We encourage you to bring signs, banners, and moderately-sized flags. We ask that you not bring flags on poles. Please do not bring signs on wooden posts- we suggest cardboard posts. While what you write on the sign is up to you, we encourage you to bring signs with positive messages about science, what it means to you, and the good it can do in the world.

 

Q: Can I bring kids?

A: We encourage kids and families to attend. One of our main messages is that science is for everyone—please bring as many members of your family as are interested. Our aim is that this will be a peaceful, inclusive march; we are making efforts to ensure a positive and friendly atmosphere.

 

Q: Are there any special events happening at Seattle Center on the same day as March for Science?

After the march, we suggest you explore the annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Culture Festival—it’s a great opportunity to learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture, which embraces both the new and old.

As always, Seattle Center favorites will all be open: Pacific Science Center, MoPOP, the Children’s Museum, and much more.

 

Q: What are the hashtags for the march?

A: We use the hashtag #ScienceMarch, #MarchForScience, and #MyScienceWill. Use #MyScienceWill to share what you’re working on, and we’ll retweet a few of them each day.

 

We look forward to seeing you on April 22!

To keep in contact, email us at seattlesciencemarch@gmail.com