MARCH FOR SCIENCE SANTA CRUZ on April 21st, 2018 will begin with a rally at Santa Cruz City Hall courtyard starting at 10:00 am and will feature some great speakers. The march will step off at 10:30 am, winding through downtown Santa Cruz, along the Riverwalk, over to San Lorenzo Park and ending at the community’s Earth Day festival – a lively array of exhibits, activities, entertainment and action opportunities focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Let us know how you would like to be involved in the March for Science Santa Cruz and help us spread the word! Tell us why YOU march and speak out for science.
The March for Science is a global gathering of people standing together to acknowledge the critical role that science plays in our world and our daily lives; a call for science-based policies and a voice for the integrity of scientific inquiry.
The main March for Science in 2018 will be held in Washington, DC on April 14th. Santa Cruz County is proud to be one of the over 175 communities with satellite marches across the nation and around the world. Here in Santa Cruz we decided to hold our march on April 21 to join with Earth Day Santa Cruz events.
We are people who value science: scientists, educators, journalists, students, neighbors, friends, and family. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies – throughout the world.
Learn more about the National March for Science, (Held a week before ours on April 14) including the mission statement and guiding principles, locations for other satellite marches, national organizing committee, partners, and press coverage. Also, learn more about Earth Day Santa Cruz.
March for Science Santa Cruz would love to have your help! Spread the word through social media. Make signs for the March. (Sign making TBD)
- Help with set-up
- Become a March monitor
- Get your business, club, organization or agency to sign on as a partner. REGISTER
- Get together with friends or family to make signs for the march. (March for Science slogan ideas)
- Spread the word through social media: #MarchforScienceSC
- Share your photos on Instagram and Twitter #MarchforScienceSC
- Help us document the March with your photos or videos (the link is coming soon)
We’re an all-volunteer committee, but our March for Science – Santa Cruz does involve some expenses, so we’re really counting on community members like you to help make it happen.
Santa Cruz Indivisible is sponsoring this years march and is serving as the fiscal agent for local support. Donations can be made by check or online as follows:
- Online: Use this link, and add the initials MFS after your last name. Donate
- Make checks payable to Santa Cruz Indivisible. In the memo line add: 2018 March for Science
Santa Cruz Indivisible
877 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In either case, your contribution will be credited to the March for Science – Santa Cruz, and will be greatly appreciated! Any funds received in excess of our expenses will be donated to the Santa Cruz County Science Fair scholarship fund.
March for Science Santa Cruz is proud to partner with a broad range of community groups including public agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and more.
If your organization would like to partner with March for Science Santa Cruz, please CONTACT US.
– State Assembly Member Mark Stone
– Santa Cruz Mayor David Terrazas
– John Leopold
– Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend
– Santa Cruz City Council Member Cynthia Matthews
– Watsonville City Council Member Felipe Hernandez
– Santa Cruz County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty
– Santa Cruz City Council Member Cynthia Chase
– Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
– Congressmen Jimmy Panetta
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Santa Cruz Tech Beat
Earth Day Santa Cruz
Sierra Club SC
Save Our Shores
O’Neill Sea Odyssey
Valley Women’s Club
Homeless Garden Project
SC New Tech MeetUp
SC Tech Beat
Indivisible South County
The Nature Conservancy