We ask that all join us on Earth Day April 22, 2017 out on the "Great Lawn"! It is time for scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens to come together to make ourselves heard!
At 9am we will assemble on the Great Lawn and the March along Kaʻahumanu Ave (following the Women's March route) will start promptly at 9:30 and end by 10:30am.
The march route and parking info will be shared on this event page the week before the event. Please bring your own resuable water bottle and sign. There will be a sign making party the week before the event and we will share ideas for what to write on signs. Please pack out any trash you bring with you to help us leave the campus cleaner than we found it. This is not an outreach event, just a march in solidarity with other sister city marches around the world, so no outreach tables or soliciation will be allowed.
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. Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.
We speak up now because all of these values are currently at risk. When science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect. We celebrate science as a foundation to explore life, understand the universe, foster global well-being, and advocate for it to be open, inclusive, and accessible.
We are people who value science: scientists, educators, journalists, students, neighbors, friends, and family. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with a march here on Maui, joining marches worldwide, and now in more than 400 cities across the US. Here on Maui this event page & the public group page March For Science - Maui will serve to be a central location to highlight many of the events happening on Earth Day on Maui to help you make your plans in supportng not only the diversities of science, also celebrating and helping to heal our Mother Earth that gives us life, a place to live, and the next breath we breathe. There will be many teach-in's, exhibits, music, & speakers all across the planet including at the National Mall in D.C., so stay tuned and check these pages often because it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels - from local schools to federal agencies - throughout the world.
Now is the time come out of the labs & take to the streets.
Our presence will not only be seen, but more importantly, together our voices will be heard.
The March for Science - Maui
& throughout Hawaiʻi celebrates the scientific process.
“Mai ka lewa lani i luna a ka papakū i lalo loa”
(“From the heavens above to the earth below”)
Make Your Stand for Science,
We Won't be Silenced!