March For Science April 2017

March for Science April 2017

Science, not silence

Join the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday April 22, to reaffirm science and knowledge as fundamental to the democratic decision-making that supports society in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Saturday April 22


The March for Science in Auckland gathers at QEII square near the waterfront and right next to the Britomart transport hub in Auckland central. The Marchers will walk up Queen Street on the footpath, turn left and walk up Wellesley Street then left again onto Princes Street entering Albert Park and finishing at the Rotunda. There will be short addresses to the Marchers from about 2.30pm.

Palmerston North

Saturday April 22


Join the March for Science in Palmerston North on the Te Awe Awe Quadrant (Plaza side). This will be a peaceful, family-friendly march around the square with a sausage sizzle to wrap up.


Saturday April 22


The March for Science in Wellington will start in Civic Square taking the City to Sea bridge to Te Papa. A rally will then be held in the amphitheatre outside the Te Papa Cafe from 11.30am. The rally will include speeches from Craig Stevens (New Zealand Association of Scientists President), James Renwick (VUW Climate Scientist) and Rhian Salmon (from the Deep South National Science Challenge). The singers of #icantkeepquiet will also be there.


Saturday April 22


The March for Science in Christchurch will gather outside outside the Canterbury Museum, down Worchester Street, to Cathedral Square with us. We want to express to our community, our government and our world that we will protect science and evidence-based research and facts.


Saturday April 22


The March for Science in Dunedin will be a rally at the Otago Museum Reserve. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. The programme includes a waiata by the kids from Ahi Pepe MothNet, speeches by Labour MP David Clark and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, as well as biochemist Peter Dearden, evolutionary geneticist Hamish Spencer, Otago Museum Director Ian Griffin, Wise Response Society leader Alan Mark, Parkinson’s researcher Louise Parr-Brownlie, Otago Science Fair Champ Aaron Nelson, and student-activist Charlie Sawyer.  Also on hand will be Amadeo from the Otago Museum delivering science shows, the Brain Health Research Council’s inflatable brain, and much more!

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