On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, we will march on downtown Sioux Falls to take a stand for science.
-To show support for the scientific community.
-To safeguard the scientific process, and research funding, when seeking answers to the things that matter.
-To publicly celebrate science, which helps us make sense of ourselves and our world.
-To encourage curiosity and exploration, the heart of the scientific approach.
A recent focus on science and how scientific findings impact public policy has put a spotlight on the scientific community and their research. We accept that science, as a field of knowledge and way of thinking, is not swayed by politics or opinions; it is nonpartisan and all-inclusive. This is the time for us to come together as one community, take a stand, and lead a new conversation.
WHO WE ARE
We are scientists.
We are enthusiasts.
We are seekers of knowledge.
We are South Dakotans.
We are humans.
We are a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life. We are curious, intrigued by science, and enjoy learning about scientific findings. Whether we practice, use, love, or study science, technology, engineering, or math, we appreciate what they have done for us and our society.
Starting Point – 10AM – Carnegie Town Hall – 235 W 10th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Marching Route – Dakota Avenue
Gathering End Point – 10:45AM – Falls Park West – 5th and Philips
Parking Ramp on Main and 10th
Carnegie Parking Lot
Carnegie Alley Parking
Designated downtown parking spots
NO PARKING ON DAKOTA AVE.
The Downtown Public Library will be the only restrooms available during the march. Please plan accordingly.
In an effort to have no environmental impact and leave the streets better than we found them, please bring a grocery bag to pick up all garbage along the route. At the end of the march, we will have a collection area.
You can help make this a great event, too! In the coming weeks we’ll be sending out a volunteer request survey.