A call for last minute support. We only need a little bit, but it'll go a long way.
Please help us cover the costs of Hobart's March for Science on Saturday 22 April. We've got great speakers, activities for kids, information stalls, and a playlist of science-themed music to be played by DR DJ LUV.
A donation of $200 will cover our public liability insurance.
$100 will help pay for a public address system.
$50 goes a long way to paying for fliers and banners.
$20 will cover a raffle prize.
Basically, anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated. Meeting our modest target of $800 this week will make all the difference.
About the March for Science
The March for Science Hobart Rally will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1-3 pm on Parliament House Lawns.
The March for Science Hobart is a non-profit campaign bring science enthusiasts from all walks of life together to champion science and highlight its importance to society. Science is an important part of the Tasmanian culture and is vital to our economy. Hobart, dubbed, the "gateway to the Antarctic," is home to several leading science institutions which research everything from medicine, human health, climate change, engineering, geology, ocean process, biology, agriculture and much more.
The March for Science began as a single event in Washington DC and has grown to become a global movement. To date more than 50 countries will host marches on 22 April, coinciding with Earth Day. The March for Science is nonpartisan and intends to show political leaders and policymakers that the adoption evidence-based policies in the public's interest.
We are in a time where science needs our help. While the March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science, it is also an opportunity to call for support and safeguarding of the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are shared by masses of people around the world. The politicisation of science, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand.
Recognising the impact science has on our lives, in a public forum, is the first step. In planning the rally in Hobart, it quickly became apparent that science communication and universal literacy are important aspects to strengthening the relationship between the public and the diversity of quality science produced locally this event is an opportunity to do just that.
How The Funds Will Be Used
Our target goal is $800, this covers the general costs of holding a rally on Parliament House Lawns. Some of these costs have already been covered through small donations, and we are planning a raffle at the event so we are only asking for the expected remaining amount. However, with even a little bit more, we can do much more!
Any extra funds will be donated to other cities to help cover their public liability insurance, provide more raffle prizes and lastly, be used to put on future science engagement events here in Hobart as we believe the March is only the first step in strengthening the relationship between the public and science.
Our biggest obstacle is time. We only have a week to raise the money so please spread the word!