Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science

Updated AAG Schedule for the March for Science

We invite and encourage AAG members to attend the March for Science in Washington, D.C. or in satellite events around the globe this Saturday, April 22. We have updated the schedule below to include the just-released list of speakers.

Saturday Schedule of Events

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: The AAG Meridian Place Office in Washington, D.C. (1710 16th Street NW) will be open as a gathering place and information center for geographers participating in the March. We will have coffee and refreshments available for marchers throughout the day.

The AAG has designed special “Geographers March for Science” hats that will be available at our office for only $7.00. We have also created large banners for groups of geographers participating in the March, which many AAG members signed during the annual meeting in Boston. You may also download and print a small version of this banner to carry with you.

8:00 am: The gates to the main-stage area for the March will open. The two gates are on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th and 17th Streets 

9:00 – 11:30 am: March for Science teach-ins near the main stage. 

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10:00 am – 2:00 pm: The official main stage program of speeches and presentations. The main stage will be on Constitution Avenue at 16th Street (just north of the Washington Monument). The list of speakers can be found here: www.marchforscience.com/speakers/

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Geographers and friends are encouraged to gather together on the steps of the north side entrance of the National Museum of American History (the Constitution Avenue side of the Museum at approximately 13th Street – NOT the side facing the National Mall) so that we can all march as a large group. 

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Marching to the U.S. Capitol Building to conclude the March for Science. Full logistical details can be found here: https://www.marchforscience.com/event-details/

5:00 – 6:30 pm: Happy Hour Reception at the AAG office. Come join us for a celebratory drink and to gather in groups with your friends for dinner. There are hundreds of good restaurants within walking distance of our AAG office. AAG President Glen MacDonald will offer a toast.

Other logistical information

We would like to know if you will be coming to Washington for the March! Please fill out this form, so that that we can have an accurate count for the March and also for post-reception refreshments and snacks.

Other Related Events in Washington during the March for Science Weekend

  • Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Event featuring former presidential science advisor John Holdren at AAAS Headquarters. This event is sold out, but we have a few tickets that we will give to the first AAG members who contact John Wertman of the AAG staff at jwertman [at] aag [dot] org.

The AAG is a formal partner of the March, and we affirm the nonpartisan beliefs that the benefits of science are a human right, that science should be well funded, and that political leaders should enact evidence-based policies for the common good.

Please do not hesitate to contact the AAG at 202-234-1450 with any questions you may have about participating in the March for Science or about the event itself. We hope you will join us and our colleagues from all disciplines in supporting this historic event!

The AAG 2017 annual meeting brought some 9,300 registrants to Boston, many of whom signed special banners for the March for Science. These banners containing thousands of signatures will be carried at the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on April 22. The 2017 AAG Annual Meeting was held in Boston April 5-9 at the Hynes Convention Center.