March For Science Baton Rouge

March for Science Baton Rouge is a non-partisan celebration of our love of science. From little things we take for granted – medicines and surgical procedures, refrigeration and air conditioner, GPS and apps for our phones, sports statistics and protective sports equipment, and clean air and water – to the amazing and complex ecosystems of this planet and its diverse creatures and inhabitants, science is everywhere and impacts everyone.

As scientists and science enthusiasts, our insatiable curiosity, fierce dedication, and unwavering persistence has helped guide us to incredible innovations and uncover great knowledge that has shaped and improved EVERY part of our daily lives.

Here, we believe that among our next great challenges and perhaps the most imperative is to unite science with our community. It will be our mission to accomplish this goal through creating outreach, education, and advocacy programs that will bring together all members of our community regardless of age, ethnicity, self-identification, disabilities, education level, or socioeconomic status with those of us in STEM careers.

We anticipate hundreds of science enthusiasts of all ages to come and show their love for science on April 22nd, 2017 — Earth Day!
Please share the public event page EVERYWHERE and invite all your friends!
https://www.facebook.com/events/138768469966650/

For a view of the march route, which begins at North Boulevard Town Square, please see the map here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-dcos_hYmd_h1Lgw089oG50trX0

March For Science Baton Rouge will gather downtown at 11 a.m. on Earth Day, April 22nd, at North Boulevard Town Square for a meet-and-greet and celebration rally. The official march to State Capitol Park will begin at 12 p.m. from North Boulevard Town Square and culminate on the steps of the state capitol building, followed by a post-march rally. The rally will end at 2 p.m.

The rally program includes speakers, musical performances by local artists, teach-ins, informational booths, and educational activities provided by partners and supporters. Community members will have the opportunity to engage in activities aimed at helping to reinforce the value and fun of scientific inquiry and innovation. Volunteer scientists wearing T-shirts stating “Ask a Scientist” will also be available for inquiry and discussion with participants. Children are welcome, but pets should be limited to service animals only. Members of the media are invited to attend and interview consenting volunteers and organizers.

Local businesses, educators, non-profits, Makers, and Start-Up community members whose focus and existence is possible because of scientific and technological innovations are encouraged to become directly involved in the rally for March For Science Baton Rouge. Interested parties can find creative ways to demonstrate their passion about science while highlighting the role it plays in their work and success.

We are still welcoming speakers and volunteers! Please email us at marchforsciencebrla@gmail.com to get involved or fill out the volunteer form at: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSemI_9oz-HtF2thF8…/viewform

Promotional flyers and a press release are available for everyone to share. If you send a press release, please email us and let us know who you have sent it to so we can keep track. Flyers are also available in the “Files” tab of this FB group page for download. Alternatively, you can download the flyers from the public folder, or simply share the public folder link.

For the flyers, please visit the link here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4BWPQHX033tck10Z2JhQUNmVU0?usp=sharing

For the press release, please visit this link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4BWPQHX033tdTkzMkotUWRmcFU?usp=sharing

If you would like to support offseting the costs of getting the permit and insurance for hosting the march, as well as simply LOOK GREAT!, you can purchase March For Science Baton Rouge T-shirts at: https://squareup.com/store/avery-paige-designs

Remember if you know anyone who would like to speak, perform, engage attendees in a science activity, or volunteer as a scientist for out “Ask A Scientist” feature at the rally, please send them the the email or volunteer link above.
In Solidarity,
March For Science Baton Rouge
@SciMarchBRLA @ScienceServes

We all know these marches are a group effort, so if you have suggestions for additional fundraisers, route for the march, groups to contact to help with efforts/donations, and speakers, please share them on the group page (link above) or email us at marchforsciencebrla@gmail.com

The more people we have working towards this march the better we can make our voices heard!

Mission Statement:
March for Science is an effort comprising dozens of independent, nonpartisan coordinators. Recent rhetoric has inspired us to march on Washington D.C. and in Satellite Marches across the country. Our mission statement is as follows:

THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS PUBLICLY FUNDED AND PUBLICLY COMMUNICATED SCIENCE AS A PILLAR OF HUMAN FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY. WE UNITE AS A DIVERSE, NONPARTISAN GROUP TO CALL FOR SCIENCE THAT UPHOLDS THE COMMON GOOD, AND FOR POLITICAL LEADERS AND POLICYMAKERS TO ENACT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

For more information please visit the national page: https://www.marchforscience.com/

Please note:
This is a PUBLIC event page for the March For Science Baton Rouge. There is a seperate PRIVATE event for those of you who do not want to be public.
The link to the private event page is below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/373856312971304/

If you would like to more actively participate please join the March for Baton Rougr Group. Link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/381883585507426/
Link to the Nola group:
https://www.facebook.com/events/373856312971304/