Why We March

Dickinson students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents stepped up to March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Many marched in Washington, DC, and others at one of the over 600 satellite marches that were held that day across the nation and in other countries. One marched in Svalbard, Norway! Many marched in spirit, joining us through social media to voice their support for science.

Our reasons for marching are as diverse as are Dickinsonians. But a common thread for many is that we value science, scientific inquiry, science education and public policies that are based on sound scientific evidence as vital to the wellbeing of our communities, nation and planet. Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education is an official partner of the March for Science.

What Can You Do?

  1. March for Climate on April 29: Join with the People’s Climate Movement to march in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29. A bus will be going from Shippensburg to the march, departing Shippensburg at 6 am and returning back to Shippensburg by 7:30 pm. The cost is $55. To reserve your seat contact Jane Offner: jseroffner@yahoo.comSEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.  

    Information about the Peoples Climate March can be found here: https://peoplesclimate.org/.
  2. We Marched. Now, We Act. The March for Science, a non-partisan organization, continues to “march” by promoting actions that advocate for support of science and science education and call for evidence-based policies. Visit their website and participate in their actions.
  3. Share ‘Why I March’: You can still make a Why I March sign and share it using social media tags. Use it to share any actions, not just marching, that you are taking for science and for the planet. Just download the Why I March sign, write your reason for marching, take a selfie and share using your favorite social media and the tags #dsonsustainability and #marchforscience. Make your voice heard and let the world know that Dickinson marches for science, the climate, justice and the planet.