March for Science


April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chelsea Manning Plaza
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105

The March for Science – San Francisco celebrates public discovery, understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching in support of the following goals: Communication, Funding, Policy, Literacy, and Diversity.

11:00 AM

Speeches From Bay Area Members

Adam Savage: Inventor & Host of MythBusters
Dr. DJ Patil: Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Jennifer R. Cohen: SMASH Academy Site Director at Level Playing Field Institute
Eric Valor: Founder of SciOpen Research Group
Kathy Setian: Retired Project Manager at EPA
Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña: Biologist, Diversity Advocate, and SACNISTA
Dr. Pamela Ronald: Plant Geneticist
MC | Kishore Hari: Director of Bay Area Science Festival


12:30 PM

March Down Market Street

After the rally, we will March down Market Street towards Civic Center Plaza. This will take approximately 60-90 minutes.


3:00-6:00 PM

Science Fair

The Science Fair will be an opportunity for all ages to engage, create, discover, and connect. We’ll have keynote speakers, panel discussions, food trucks, bands, an open mic stage, letter-writing zones, and a science-themed photo booth. Activities will be hosted by an inspiring array of partners from across our community, including the 49ers STEAM team, CalAcademy, Planetary Society, and SACNAS.


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