This is some text inside of a div block.
This is some text inside of a div block.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

The March for Science is TODAY! You better be reading this while packing up and getting ready to head down to Pershing Square to enjoy all of the amazing stuff we have planned.

Close this message
Faces of the march

Photo Series

David Mertl
Los Angeles, CA

Anastasia Vavilina
Los Angeles, CA

Jennie Brown
Los Angeles, CA

Kat Vargas
Los Angeles, CA

Sierra Kozakar and Charles Gruver
Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Nagin Cox
La Crescenta, CA

Raj Chaklashiya
Los Angeles, CA

"Ever since middle school, when I first read Stephen Hawking's book, "The Grand Design," I have been fascinated with physics and the concept of discovering a theory of everything. Since then, I knew I would major in Physics to learn more about the universe around me and to try to contribute to our ever-expanding base of knowledge. I currently attend the university to learn about physics and work in a research lab where we examine materials for their physical and superconducting properties. I love what I'm doing, and I am even more so excited for how my research can be applied to improve the lives of those in my community. I hope to one day get a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics to pursue research on novel properties of materials for the betterment of our world. However, due to recent budget proposals to slash scientific funding, my future in science--not to mention to future of the whole country's scientific enterprise--is at stake, the curiosities of millions of scientists in jeopardy. I am marching for science to defend our research, to ensure that we can continue to contribute our scientific prowess to the public and help improve our understanding of the universe, one step at a time."

Anaheim, CA

"Science gives people hope. It teaches us about the world around us and about ourselves, our history and our future. Science gave me the opportunity to see and to learn. Without science, we would be lost."

Ninos Hermis
Sherman Oaks, CA

"My march for science is a march for Truth, that is objective truth, not political or personal truth. Our March for Truth is to show how objective truth should be used as an instrument to guide policy and policy makers. When Science finally guides policy, science will then begin to harbor humans to safety. As a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I work explore new worlds, protect the one we are on, and find ways in which life can begin and thrive. This Science March is nothing short of these three objectives. This is why I march."

David Solie
Calabasas, CA

"As a healthcare provider, I can attest to the profound impact of science in reducing and suffering across the entire life span. I refuse to accept any diminishment of this profound progress of all scientific disciplines through self-imposed ignorance. I am marching to assert we will not surrender the tenets of science to those would ignore the greater good of the planet for their own gain."

James Walker
Los Angeles, CA

"I march because two plus two equals four. I march because to deny the empirically derived truth of science on the grounds of political ideology, religious dogma, or populist rhetoric is to strike at the very foundations of human progress. I march because I have three young children who deserve to inherit a better world to live in."

Cascade Sorte
Irvine, CA

"I am fascinated by the immensity of nature and finding ways to answer tricky questions. Being a scientist allows me to immerse myself in both of these passions on a daily basis. I am marching for two reasons: first, because of my passion for natures puzzles, and second, because it's right and necessary to ask questions and answer them using real data."

Irvine, CA

"Everything revolves around science. Without science, there is no environment and there are no humans. The root of existence is science. The health of the environment is so important for Earth to last. Science has always been something that I am passionate about, and this is why I'm marching for science. Just three years ago, I decided to become vegan in order to do my part for the environment. I care about the well-being of the planet and I try do everything I can to help us reach a sustainable level."

Carlos O Macias
Irvine, CA

"As a child I was taught that we should always seek for the truth, in people, in ourselves and in the world. Now as an adult I continue that pursuit of truth through education in the University of California system. Currently an undergraduate student seeking a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, I aim to make science a standard in the everyday community and not just for scholars. I march because science has helped us move forward and now its our responsibility to help science not get held back."

Gianna Lum
Irvine, CA

"I am an Earth System Science major at UC Irvine with a dream to pursue a career in environmental policy. My passion for science first bloomed when a science enrichment teacher in elementary school taught my class the facts behind climate change and told us how to take action to shrink our carbon footprint. I am now part of a student-founded organization, Climatepedia, which has a goal to communicate the risks and solutions of a changing climate in a simple and reliable way. Climatepedia goes to local middle schools in Orange County to teach younger students about climate change. We also started the Tyndall Petition, a statement on our organization’s website that has over 600 PhD level signatories who agree that climate change is caused by people warming the Earth beyond natural variability and that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Science is tangible. It affects our lives every day. That is why I love science and believe that our government should listen to the 97% of scientists who say that climate change is real."

Kimberly Duong
Irvine, CA

"Let me rewind 20 years ago to the year 1995, when I experienced my first brush with environmentalism. I was 4 years old on a road trip with my family. We were driving from Sacramento to Los Angeles for a trip to Disneyland. As we entered LA, I saw, for the first time, an ominous grey cloud looming over the city like a monster. I asked my father, “What is that big dark thing in the sky?” and he responded nonchalantly, “It’s just smog. It’s always there.” Nobody else in my family was concerned. This memory really stuck with me…and it highlights an important lesson I want to share with you all. Inaction is the greatest obstacle we face today. We know that human-induced climate change is no longer up for debate. The scientific consensus is clear and the impacts are already visible worldwide. We have heard the call to action for years and it is only growing louder. So what can we do about it? How do WE, as individuals, address inaction in Orange County, in ourselves and in others? We must convey the fact that climate change affects everyone and that each person has an influence on our climate. We must first become aware of our carbon footprint based on our daily routines, from our grocery list to our transportation choices. Thinking about these decisions helps make the problem tangible. Secondly, we must understand the connection between our decisions today and the outcomes tomorrow. Children today will inherit the home their parents leave behind. This is not only a global issue, but also a personal one. Lastly, we must educate ourselves about the impacts and the solutions. Increased heat waves and drought will become more and more common in Orange County. But we can improve our future by producing more solar energy, transitioning to hybrid and electric vehicles, and voting on policy measures that reduce carbon emissions. I’d like to point out that the air quality in Southern California has improved greatly in the last 20 years. We now face another issue that requires attention and immediate action. It may not be as obvious as a dark, grey cloud in the sky, but I am confident that we will overcome inaction and pave a more sustainable path forward."

An Nguyen
Irvine, CA

"Science is crucial in gaining an objective understanding of the issues we are facing, and how to address them effectively. What we do in response to the issues we care about today will affect the generations of tomorrow and beyond."

Elysha Nygaard
Los Angeles, CA

"One of my very first ambitions as a child was to become a scientist and today, I can proudly say I am a geologist. I credit my amazingly intelligent family, Bill Nye, and the Magic School Bus for instilling in me an insatiable appetite for learning and curiosity. I march because no entity has the right to quench that thirst for knowledge; I march because knowledge should be accessible for everyone and I march because it's time for this country to move forward on a basis of fact and the scientific method, instead of rhetoric."

Kathleen Treseder
Irvine, CA

"I study climate change to help people prepare for it. I am marching to make sure I can tell people the truth about climate."

Long Beach, CA

"I am a young molecular cell biologist joining the march because I believe the support of science should not be considered defiance. If scientific fact is being denied then there is no limit to what else will follow. I stand for truth and evidence. I stand for our future descendants and I urge respect for Mother Earth. I stand for the upholding of scientific facts, and have faith in the scientific process. In this whirlwind of misinformation, fear-mongering, and lies, the, “alternative” to science cannot be tolerated. I stand for the future and the hope of widespread understanding and education."

Los Angeles, CA

"I'm appalled by the gag orders on federal agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the potential appointment of a climate change denier as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. I don't want to live in a post-truth society."

Joanne Dallas
Montclair, CA

"I lived most of my 79 years taking science for granted. No more. Those of us who benefit from science must advocate for it as never before."

Laura and Sina
Beaumont, CA

“I worked in zoos with animal ambassadors to educate people about the importance of animal conservation, as well as habitat and ecosystem conservation. Science communication is important in that we must know the ever-changing concerns to develop appropriate solutions. Ecosystems are webs that connect us all, human and non-human alike. I’m currently focusing on the next generation, my children, making sure to instill my deep-seated passion in them and to nurture their passions. My daughter, Sina, is quite enthusiastic about insects and arachnids. She has done three science fair projects involving arthropods, two achieving gold medals and currently waiting on the results of the most recent experiment. Science keeps her excited to go to school. It’s a family affair in this home!”

Kim Bowman
Pasadena, CA

“I work in the Technology Transfer office at Caltech and am lucky that I get to deal with our incredible inventors and faculty all day. I’m marching for science to show my support of scientific thought, discovery, and innovation.”

Cassandra Colchagoff
Redondo Beach, CA

“We are not scientists. We are a lawyer, banker, and actor. But we all believe in a fact-based reality. Everyone, regardless of location or vocation, needs to know the basic precepts of science. A world without science is just superstition.”

Evelyn Cortez-Davis, PE, BCEE
Altadena, CA

“I’m a Civil Engineer working on L.A. water supply and water quality issues at a public utility. I need to make science-based decisions for long-term water supply and environmental remediation solutions. Science-based facts help justify major public infrastructure investments to our ratepayers. I’ve also been a STEM education advocate for nearly three decades to encourage girls and other underrepresented students to pursue careers in science. Yet my most important reason to March for science is my daughter. Her whole life I have taught her about caring for Earth and valuing and respecting knowledge and science. Now it’s time to show her how to stand up for these values. We need science, not opinions!”

2017 March for Science

Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Pershing Square Park
Time: 9AM - 4PM

March with us

Thank you to all of our 2017 March for Science partners!

Spread the word

Use the power of social media to educate other humans about science and how it directly affects everyone.