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March for Science San Antonio Third Annual March

 

Watch videos from the March for Science SA 2019

From UTSA Downtown to Main Plaza and through first speaker: Matthew Su of Ignition Green.
https://www.facebook.com/harmanity/videos/10158269416914409/

Gathering for the March for Science at Bill Miller Plaza
https://www.facebook.com/harmanity/videos/10158269340064409/

Ron Nirenberg address, 7 minutes
https://www.facebook.com/harmanity/videos/10158269687204409/

Dr. Gunnar Schade
https://www.facebook.com/harmanity/videos/10158269746699409/

 

When:  Saturday, April 6    
Meet-up:   9 - 9:30 a.m. March: 10 a.m.
Rally: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Meet at Bill Miller Plaza on the UTSA Downtown Campus. People without UTSA parking passes may park in UTSA lots in Employee A, Employee B and Student unmarked Commuter spaces. (Please do not park in Garage, Hourly, or Reserved spots.)
http://www.utsa.edu/dtcampus/visit.html or http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html  

March to and rally at the steps of the City Council Chambers at Main Plaza to support scientific research and education in San Antonio and beyond. March route:  https://goo.gl/Sx9r6X

Who/What:
March for Science San Antonio with support from the UTSA Office of Sustainability and Green Society at UTSA.  

Rally speakers will include Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Dr. Gunnar Schade, climate scientist, Texas A&M University; San Antonio District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, and high school student Matthew Su, Executive Director of Ignition Green, Students for Climate Awareness.

Enjoy the science exhibits, booths, music, food trucks, kid’s activities, and much more. 

Why:

  • To support scientific research and education in San Antonio and beyond.
  • This year’s focus is climate science, with a spotlight on San Antonio’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)

How You Can Help!

Volunteers are needed to prepare for and to coordinate the events at Main Plaza and Bill Miller Plaza.

Share this flyer

Pre-March:
Help with making posters for marching, phone banking and other outreach for the event. Spread the word in your networks by passing along the event flyer via email and on social media: http://bit.ly/2Jf0LFl

Day of the March:

  • Help set up & break down tables and chairs, guide guests around the event, assist with parking, coordinate volunteers, and help clean up. Earn impact points on UTSAEngage!
  • Livestream/video record the event and share with your followers and friends.

Sign up to walk and/or to volunteer for this great student learning experience:  https://givepul.se/cecp3

About:
March for Science is a local non-governmental organization providing support for science education, scientific university research, STEM education. It advocates for science-based public policy. Learn more at www.marchforsciencesa.com

This year’s march comes just ahead of City Council’s vote on San Antonio’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), which UTSA scholars helped co-author. To learn more about the CAAP, please visit www.saclimateready.org. 

UTSA has been a key contributor to the plan’s development. Dr. Hatim Sharif, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team calculated the climate projections for San Antonio. These projections helped CAAP decision-makers understand how San Antonio’s climate will change in the coming decades, ensuring that CAAP policy decisions were based in sound science.
In addition to the scientific guidance, a team led by Dr. John Murphy, Dean of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, which included Writing Program Lecturer Lindsay Ratcliffe and LEED Green Associate and Master of Architecture student Garrett Burleson, supported the policy process. This team assisted City of San Antonio staff by processing survey data, developing CAAP communications materials, engaging with the public at open houses, taking minutes at public meetings, and more.

MarchForScience

3-18-2019