Where is the march happening? There are over 500 March for Science events taking place around the world, all on April 22nd, Earth Day. There are four March for Science events in Vermont.There will be a march in Burlington (4:30 – 7 pm, UVM to Waterfront Park), a rally in Montpelier (12:00-1:30, Vermont State House Lawn), a rally in Rutland (10:30-12:30, Rutland Free Library), and a rally in Brattleboro (12:00-5:00, Postive Geek).
I am not a scientist, can I march? Yes! This is a march for science, not a march for scientists. March for Science events are for people who value science and the vital roles it plays in all of our lives.
Are there buses traveling to Washington from Vermont? The Peace and Justice Center is providing scholarships for buses to Vermont. Contact Katherine.
How long is the march? Burlington’s march will be from UVM to the Waterfront, which is 2 miles. Montpelier, Rutland, and Brattleboro events are rallies without marching.
Will the march and the rally be accessible? The start of the Burlington march is the Royall Tyler Theatre plaza, which is accessible. There is a free shuttle to the waterfront for those who cannot march, where they can rejoin us for the rally at Waterfront Park, which is accessible. The Vermont State House lawn – the site of Montpelier’s rally – is accessible.
How should I prepare? Create your own signs for the march and rally! Please share the event with your friends on social media! Donate to the march on Paypal! Buy buttons or shirts from March for Science VT! And at the march, wear your favorite science shirt or your trusted work gear (labcoat, hard hat, stethoscope, or calculator, etc.)!
Parking and shuttles
Parking is available at UVM.Due to the high number of RSVP’s, carpooling is strongly encouraged.
There is a free shuttle from UVM to the waterfront. We encourage those who cannot walk or bike to the march to park their cars near UVM and use the shuttle to return to them after the rally.
What if the weather is bad? Bring a raincoat and wear durable shoes.
What if an anti-protester starts to bother me or someone is being harassed? Stay calm and walk away. If you are being followed, find a volunteer or local law enforcement.
I would like to volunteer for the March for Science Vermont event. Who should I get in touch with? Please see our contact form here. You can also join our Facebook group and fill out our Google Form.
Will there be any planning meetings or sign making together? There will be events for sign making, but they have not been scheduled yet.