MELBOURNE

Event Details

Saturday 22 April 2017
1pm - 4PM AEST

RSVP



Merchandise Donate

The rally will begin at midday with talks on the lawn of the State Library of Victoria (328 Swanston St, Melbourne)

Auslan interpreters are available. Please contact us (melbourne@marchforscienceaustralia.org) if you would like to reserve a place at the front for clear viewing.

At 1pm we will march to Parliament and then finish up at the Treasury Gardens.

At the end of the march, and after much entertainment and relaxation at the gardens we encourage everyone to mingle at the Bull & Bear to mingle with your fellow scientists and science supporters, as well as to connect with individuals and organisations.

Public toilets are available along the way (more details to come).

March for Science Melbourne Program and Itinerary (PDF, 1.4MB)

Speakers

TBA



Not in Melbourne? We're organising science marches all across Australia!

See the March For Science Australia page for more details!

If there aren't any marches near you or you can't make it come join the Virtual March for Science.

Get in touch with us


Please direct all Melbourne media enquires to:
melbourne@marchforscienceaustralia.org

For national media enquires, please direct them to:
sciencemarchmedia@gmail.com

SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE

The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas:
Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.



Universal Literacy

A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world.

Open Communication

Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed.

Informed Policy

Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Stable Investment

A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.

Our acknowledgment

Science belongs to everyone. It should be pursued for the benefit of all people and for the health of the environment we depend upon.

At March for Science Australia we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Australian continent, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our respects to ancestors and Elders both past and present.

We recognise that science and scientific pursuits have been used in the past to disenfranchise many minority groups. We are committed to the promotion of science, now and in the future, as an endeavour which all persons have the right to pursue and enjoy the fruits of, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.

Diversity has strengthened and enriched scientific inquiry, and the inclusion of all peoples and the promotion of equal opportunity and training within science should be a goal pursued by scientists and non-scientists alike.