March for Science Launceston

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Location:

The Mall
Brisbane Street Mall, Launceston

Details:

EVENT INFORMATION

N.B. We’re still finalising some of the details and working with the City of Launceston and Tasmania Police. (Some of the following details may change as we get closer to the date.)

The march will begin at 10 am at the Brisbane Street Mall concluding with talks at the School of Architecture & Design, University of Tasmania.

Start: 9:30 am for 10 am
Brisbane Street Mall, Launceston

March: 10 am – 11 am
1. Walk north-east on The Mall towards St John St
2. Continue onto Brisbane St
3. Turn left onto George St/A3
4. Turn right onto Cimitiere St
5. Turn left onto Tamar St
6. Continue to School of Architecture & Design, University of Tasmania

Speakers: 11 am – 12 pm
Rory Spence VOS Construction Lecture Theatre
School of Architecture & Design
University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus

Registrations
Please register your attendance (and make a donation if you can) via Eventbrite.

See our website for more information: http://marchforsciencelaunceston.org/

For other marches around Australia, please see: https://marchforscienceaustralia.org/

SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE

The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas: Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.

Universal Literacy

A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world.

Open Communication

Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed.

Informed Policy

Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Stable Investment

A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.

Event audience: Everyone