When is the event?
Saturday April 22nd, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
What time should I arrive?
Prepare to arrive around 12:15 to give yourself plenty of time to find parking, walk over to the high school and be ready to hear our speakers begin promptly at 1:00 PM.
Where should I park?
A free public parking structure located at 2350 Railroad Ave, Livermore, CA 94550, about 4 blocks northwest of the stadium. There is also plenty of street parking surrounding the area.
What should I wear?
Please wear weather appropriate clothing. It can be warm in the afternoon in Livermore. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. If raining, bring an umbrella.
Are there bathrooms available?
There are bathrooms located at the stadium. There are no bathrooms along the one mile march route.
What should I bring?
If you would like to make your own poster in support of science, feel free but keep in mind that we are a family friendly event. Bring water, sunscreen, snacks, and a hat. Please be sure to dispose of all of your trash appropriately.
Is this event family friendly?
Yes! As a smaller march, compared to larger cities, this is a great place to support science with family members of all ages. There will also be family-oriented science demonstrations after the march.
How long is the march?
About 1 mile (on sidewalks).
How can I donate?
We have met our goal! If you would like to donate to the national cause, please help out our sister march in Sacramento! They are still trying to meet their funding goal.
How can I help?
We need volunteers to help at the science fair and during the march. Most of all, invite your friends, spread the word and attend the march to support science!
Who can participate?
We are a family friendly, non-partisan event. We invite all science enthusiasts to join us as we march for science!
Can I bring my own signs?
Yes. You are more than welcome to bring your own signs, but please remember we are family friendly event.
Can I bring a stroller?
We will be marching on the city sidewalks which may be crowded due the the size of the event. Strollers are welcomed, however you may find them cumbersome in the crowd. Baby carriers are a great way to keep little ones close. We will not have an area for stroller parking, so they should stay with you at all times.
Where does the march begin?
The march begins and ends at Livermore High School, 600 Maple St, Livermore, CA 94550.
Is this ADA accessible?
Yes. The entire march route is ADA accessible on sidewalks and the booths are located on the track surrounding the football field.
Will there be food provided? Can we bring our own?
Food will not be provided. You can bring your own food. Please dispose of all trash appropriately.
Will there be first aid available?
Yes, there will be a first aid table for self service medical help. In case of emergency, we will call 911.
I can’t make it to Livermore. Where else can I march?
There are sister marches in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Hayward,Stockton, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and San Jose. A complete list of satellite marches can be found at HERE.
Will there be merchandise for sale at the march?
We will not be selling any items, but we have lots of FREE BUTTONS and signs!
How do I connect on social media Day of?
Please Tweet, Snap, Instagram, Facebook post all day long! We would love to see your experiences on social media. Tag @M4SciLivermore, @MarchforScienceLivermoreCA, with the hashtags #MarchforScienceLivermore, #WhyIMarchforScience, #MarchforScience
How are you funded?
We raised money with a t-shirt campaign and a community crowdfunding campaign. We had many sponsors provide us with non-monetary gifts such as free meeting spaces, promotional help, and discounts on services.
What about civil disobedience?
Please note that we are working with local law enforcement and do not intend to engage in any civil disobedience. We expect all marchers to abide by all laws and any instruction of law enforcement. We are planning a peaceful family friendly demonstration in support of science and ask that all marchers remain peaceful.
I see politicians are speaking. Isn’t this supposed to be non-partisan?
We have invited a variety of speakers who have been involved in science or believe in science. We welcome everyone and anyone who supports science.