March for Science Atlanta
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1434 Brook Valley Ln Atlanta, GA 30324
For additional information, contact:
Nadia Lelutiu, PR Chair
For Immediate Release
ATLANTA (Mar 13, 2017) —March For Science Atlanta officially announces the location
details of the march and rally to be held on Earth Day, April 22, in conjunction with hundreds of satellite
marches happening simultaneously worldwide to stand up for science-based policy- making in matters of
public and environmental health.
The City of Atlanta approved a permit on March 10, allowing March For Science Atlanta to
organize the event in Candler Park. A program of speakers, including both local and national science
enthusiasts/activists, is scheduled to begin at 12pm in Candler Park. The official march will commence at
1pm at the corner of Candler Park Drive NE and McClendon Drive NE, taking a 2.2 mile route around the
Little Five Points area.
Marchers will head north on Candler Park Drive NE toward North Avenue, then turn west on
North Ave toward Moreland Avenue. Marchers will then head south on Moreland Ave toward
McClendon Avenue, before heading east on McClendon Ave to conclude back in Candler Park at
The program of speakers will resume in the park after the conclusion of the march. There will be
opportunities to talk to Atlanta-based scientists who will be wearing lab coats and T-shirts urging you to
“Ask a Scientist” what she/he does in the lab and what concerns her/him most about the current trend to
undermine science and data. The event ends at 5pm.
More details pertaining to facilities, handicap accessible locations, staging, water stations, and
public transportation options are forthcoming. March For Science Atlanta expects >20,000 attendees and
is finalizing appropriate safety and sanitation accommodations. Children are welcome, but pets should be
limited to service animals only.
Regular updates will be included in a weekly newsletter. Press interested in receiving newsletter
announcements can subscribe to our mailing list ( http://buff.ly/2m9Ujic ).
Volunteers interested in helping with organizational efforts on the day of the march may sign up
at www.marchforscienceatlanta.org. A volunteer orientation is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, at
Georgia Institute of Technology [Room L1125, Ford ES&T Building, 311 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA
30332], 10am-12pm. Members of the media are invited to attend and interview volunteers and organizers.
Representatives of the March for Science Atlanta are available for interviews with members of
the media. To schedule an interview, contact Nadia Lelutiu, 678-642-6972,
For additional information, visit www.marchforscienceatlanta.org.