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The buses will take participants in the March for Science from Charlottesville to Washington, DC, for the global event on the National Mall. The March for Science is a teach-in and rally that will end with a march through the streets of DC.
Buses will leave from Scott Stadium at 6 AM sharp on Sat., April 22. Free parking is available in lot E3 of Scott Stadium (see map below).
The buses will park at the Union Station Parking Garage (https://goo.gl/maps/wMH4R1vEPFz
). Due to its close proximity, we plan to walk the 0.7 miles from Union Station to the National Mall for the March (https://goo.gl/maps/HgjDNV5NToG2
). It will also be possible to take a cab or the metro from Union Station, though participants who choose this alternative will be responsible for their own fare.
Throughout the day, it is possible people will become separated from the main Charlottesville group. We will regroup at 9:30am at the Southwest corner of Madison Drive and 12th Street NW. Look for our bright orange banner. We will then proceed to the Main Stage area at 10am.
The 2 pm March will form on the Washington Monument Grounds and proceed over the following route: starting at 15th and Constitution Avenue NW and proceed east on Constitution Avenue NW to 3rd Street NW, south on 3rd Street NW into Union Square where the group will disperse.
We will be tweeting updates () at regular intervals throughout the day (at least once per hour) and will include location of the Charlottesville group in these tweets. However, we are not sure how good the cell phone reception will be on the Mall with so many people on their mobile devices in one place.
Please be sure to arrive back at Union Station where the buses will be parked between 4-4:30pm. The buses will leave promptly at 4:30pm from Union Station. Don't forget to check in with your bus captain so we know you are on the bus and ready to depart!
The rally is a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and in all our daily lives.
Spread the word. Science is everywhere. It affects everyone.