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Event Details

On 22 April we invite the people of Canberra to March for Science!

Order of Events 

  • At 11 am, meet us on the Parliamentary lawns (Federation Mall) at the south end nearest Parliament
  • Welcome to Country by Ngunnawal Elder Jannette Phillips (Nin) *
  • Brief introduction by two of our organisers, Janet Salisbury and Aqeel Akber *
  • A series of inspirational speeches *
  • March!
  • 'Ask a Scientist' forum at the Senate Rose Gardens

*Event component will be accompanied by an Auslan interpreter

Getting to the March

HOW:  It being Earth Day, we encourage you to bike, walk, carpool and use public transportation. Plan your trip here.

Bike:  Pedal Power ACT is proudly supporting the March for Science by donating bike racks on the day. Remember, wear your helmet, plan your route, and bring a quality bike lock to keep your ride secure.

BusRoute 934 stops at Parliament House. Routes 935, 938 and 981 stop at Barton Bus Station (corner National Circuit & Kings Avenue).Route 932 and Blue Rapid 900 stop at Albert Hall on Commonwealth Avenue.

Carpool: Use the free ride-sharing service, RideVu.

Private car:  Try using Taxi or Uber.  There is limited (free) carparking on Federation Mall, under Parliament House and near Old Parliament House.

What to Bring

There is no official head gear or costume for the March for Science Canberra. Come as you are but consider a rain coat and/or umbrella in case of rain. We encourage our participants to bring re-fillable water bottles and to make sure to slip slop slap. You're more than welcome to bring along a sign/placard/banner to express your science-related views and/or to show your organisation's support for the march. In crafting your sign's message, please keep in mind that we are promoting this event as family-friendly. After the march, we'll be convening in the Senate Rose Garden. If you'd like, bring along a camping chair and picnic blanket! We're hoping to have a few people stationed at the Gardens to mind marchers' belongings but you'll ultimately be leaving items at your own risk.


March Route

Our route is wheel chair accessible, has water stations and shade along the way, and is just under 1 km. Note, we are not closing roads for this event. We will have marshals stationed at road crossings to help our marchers cross safely.

March for Science Canberra march route and venue map

After the March

At the Gardens, we invite our participants to engage with local scientists in an 'Ask a Scientist' forum. So, bring a picnic blanket and settle in for some science chat!

Should you have accessibility requirements not addressed here, please don't hesitate to contact our organising team at marchforsciencecbr@gmail.com.

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March information

Federation Mall
11 am

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