Students are collaborating with faculty to organize a trip to Washington, DC to attend the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22nd! Some of our goals include supporing and establishing the improvement of scientific literacy and advocating for the effective utilization of science for implementing policy. Science needs to be accessible to the public. The applications of science are versatile and imperative to the advancement of society. The March for Science embodies a movement to fulfill these goals and inspire continued momentum for change.
We will be reserving a charter bus that fits about 55 people. The cost for the bus is estimated at $80-$100 per person. If you would like to attend, there is a $20 deposit due Friday, March 31st to reserve your seat on the bus. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis. After that, you will be put on a waiting list. Deposits will be accepted by cash or credit in room 2204 of the College of Engineering building every day between 11 AM and 5 PM. Deposits are non-refundable unless the trip is canceled.
The itinerary entails leaving WSU at 8 PM on Friday, April 21st and driving through the night to Washington, D.C. We will attend the march on Saturday, April 22nd and leave at 9 PM towards Detroit. Note, April 22nd is the Saturday before finals week. You are free to figure out your own lodging if you want to stay the weekend; however, you will need to find your own transportation back to Detroit.
There is a satellite march in Detroit, but if you want to participate in Washington, DC, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.