march/ expo 2017
Nearly 5,000 people across Miami came out to celebrate science and show their support for evidence-based policies with a rally at Museum Park followed by a march to a science expo at Government Center. The March for Science Miami was part of a global day of action in more than 500 cities across the world.
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What: A March for Science beginning with a rally and speakers at 11am at Museum Park. At noon, we will March to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center for an Expo in celebration of science with family fun activities, science demos and more speakers. The Expo officially ends at 4pm.
Anyone with interest in science, who supports scientific research, or agrees that science is important to public life! All ages welcome!
Meet in front of the "Nuevo Mundo" sculpture in Museum Park on Biscayne Boulevard between NE 10th and 11th Streets. From there we will walk approximately a mile down Biscayne Boulevard to NE 3rd Street, proceed past Miami Dade College, on to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center.
Please park at any of the public parking lots in and around downtown Miami . The Metromover is easily accessible - take the Outer Loop to the Museum Park stop and look for our marshals (Women's March tshirts and orange vests) who will guide you to the rally point. If you are taking public transportation into downtown, all options can transfer easily to the Metromover Outer Loop at Government Station on the second level. Again, look for our marshals in Women's March tshirts and orange vests. We are also using Skedaddle to organize ride-shares and carpools.
There will not be a modified route for the march, but we have ensured that the entire route is ADA accessible. We ask that people assess their own ability and make the needed arrangements to participate.
Security and Safety:
We do have a Police Procession Permit, and will have a City of Miami Police escort as we move from Museum Park to Government Center. In coordination with police, we will have volunteer marshals from the Women's March in orange vests stationed at intervals along the route (as well as in the Museum Park and Government Center stations). We have also hired off duty police officers to maintain security during the Expo. We ask that all marchers remain out of the streets and report any aggression immediately to a marshal or a police officer.
We will not have any bathrooms at the Rally point or along the course of the route. Public restrooms are easily accessible in Museum Park. There will be Friendly John port-o-potties, handicap accessible, at the Expo. We will also have a kid-friendly tent with seating. We encourage everyone to bring their own water, to cut down on our carbon footprint, but there will be food and drink trucks at the Expo. There will also be water re-fill stations throughout the Expo.
We are expecting a large turnout, let's celebrate Science!
What to bring:
Water canteens (we will have water refill stations throughout the Expo), march signs (no sticks please), snacks, comfortable shoes, hats and/or sunscreen. Remember we are Miami and we will be outdoors for over an hour, so prepare appropriately. Check the forecast to see if you'll need an umbrella before leaving home. Don't forget to wear your March for Science Miami t-shirt! If you don't have one, you can buy one at the Expo!
What NOT to bring:
Weapons, alcohol, explosives, glass containers, laser pointers, mace/pepper spray, explosives or fireworks, large structures. Remember this is a family-friendly event.