Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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June 2018

Yasuni Man – Screening and Panel Discussion

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
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YASUNI MAN tells the struggles of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon as oil companies and destroy their forest. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the impacts of drilling on rainforest biodiversity and indigenous peoples, and its connection to fossil-fuel-polluted communities in California.

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ESEP Science Policy Happy Hour

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Come enjoy an adult beverage while discussing current science policy events and issues.  Discussions may include the EPAs new “strengthening transparency in regulatory science" rule,  as well as many others.

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Amani Un|Leaded

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206 United States
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This educational and training event will include workshops about lead science, lead in our homes, and lead policy, and strategic discussion with community members and local organizations on lead abatement strategies in Amani and community organizing. Open to the public.

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ReadyKC “Reinventing Power” Screening & Rally

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join us for the premiere screening of Sierra Club's new documentary, "Reinventing Power," followed by a discussion of how power is actively being reinvented throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area led by representatives of ReadyKC, KCMO, Indy Energy, National Drive Electric Week, US Army CGSC and more.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Science Should Support Equity and Justice

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join #ScienceRising for a Twitter Chat on Monday, June 25 at 3pm EDT on how science should support equity and justice. 

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Wonder & Skepticism: You shake my nerves & you rattle my brain

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Join Anne Roessler and Jacqueline Patterson to discuss neurological research in electroceuticals and nervous systems. Wonder & Skepticism is a monthly event that seeks to connect early-career scientists with their communities over a beer, to create real world connections.

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Climate Changes Health Equity

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On this live webinar you'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for healthy communities, and exploring strategies that address climate change and health inequities here in the U.S. We will discuss helping health departments deepen their integration of climate change into public health practice.

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A Doctor, A Farmer, and a Weatherman Walk into a Bar…to Talk about Climate Change

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sebago Brewing Company, 211 Fore St
Portland, ME United States
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The Union of Concerned Scientists and Maine Conservation Voters invite you to a conversation featuring a doctor, a farmer, and WCSH Channel 6 meteorologist, Keith Carson, who will talk about how climate change is impacting Maine and what you can do about it.

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Environmental Town Hall

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saint Xavier University, Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St, Room S101
Chicago, IL United States
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Join State Senator Bill Cunningham, and State Representatives Kelly Burke and Fran Hurley for an environmental town hall!
Hear from environmental experts on current environmental priorities, fighting against federal rollbacks, growth of clean energy in Illinois, customer savings, solar power for your home or community.

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July 2018

2018 March for Science SIGNS Summit: Science | Government, Institutions & Society

July 6 - July 8
Chicago Hilton, 720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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The future of science advocacy depends on coordinated action and diverse perspectives.The inaugural S|GNS Summit invites established and emerging leaders from across the scientific, advocacy, and education communities for a weekend of practical skill-building, idea-sharing, and community networking.

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Webinar: Elections Matter! The 101 for how you can get involved and make an impact

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join volcanologist Jess Phoenix, one of several scientists who stepped up to run for Congress this year;  Virginia Delegate Hala Ayala; Science Debate executive director Sheril Kirshenbaum; Union of Concerned Scientists; and the 500Women Scientists DC pod to discuss how we can have an impact in 2018.

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Engaging Candidates in Science this Election: Watch Party

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St.
Zionsville, IN 46077 United States
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Concerned about our current political discourse? Want to see our politicians using science and facts to back up good policies? Join UCS at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center for a webinar watch party. Learn how to engage candidates on science this election and harness our collective energy for political action.

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How to Get Candidates on the Record for Science: Online Training

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to an online training designed to help you get candidates publicly on the record for science during the 2018 midterm elections this August. Learn how to strategically engage candidates at public events, use local media coverage and social media to get candidates talking, craft compelling messages connecting science issues with your local community—and be a voice for science during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond! The online training will feature: • Alyssa Tsuchiya, legislative associate,…

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Bats! Workshop

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join Defenders of Wildlife for our summer Wildlife Workshop & Walkabout to learn about bats - which species live in our region, why they're important, and how we're addressing the conservation challenges they face.

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Know Your Rights: Legal Literacy for Scientists

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ryan’s Daughter, 350 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028 United States
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In recent years, well-meaning scientists and academics have experienced problems after advocating for science or taking a personal political stance. This informal attorney-led workshop will help scientists understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and how to handle these types of situations.

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Art Build: Women for Climate Justice

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BRIDGE ART & STORAGE, 23 Maine Ave
Richmond, CA United States
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please join us for an art build with the amazing movement artist, David Solnit - to prepare signs and flags for the Women for Climate Justice Contingent at the People's Climate Movement march in September! 

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Science, Climate, and Justice Town Hall

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wayne State University Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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UCS invites you to a forum on critical opportunities to promote clean energy and protect science-based policy this election season. Hear from leaders in the scientific and environmental justice communities on threats and opportunities facing Michigan voters and learn how you can make a difference!

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Bats! Walkabout

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sandy Bottom Preserve, Parkway Crescent
Asheville, NC United States
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Join Defenders of Wildlife for our summer Wildlife Workshop & Walkabout to learn about bats - which species live in our region, why they're important, and how we're addressing the conservation challenges they face.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: We All Suffer When Science Becomes Partisan

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We all suffer when science becomes partisan. Science is non-partisan and should inform decision making no matter which party is in power. Third in a series on the principles of #ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement.

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Food Insecurity, Faith, and the Farm Bill?

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St
Fort Wayne, IN 46805 United States
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Please join us for a light lunch & discussion of the 2018 farm bill, local and sustainable farming, SNAP benefits as a safeguard against food insecurity, and how those go hand-in-hand to make good policy that supports our food systems and what the science and faith communities are doing in Ft Wayne.

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Wonder & Skepticism: Let me show you the world in my eyes

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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This month at Wonder & Skepticism, it's all about science outreach and education! Kalina Borkiewicz will explain how her lab makes data beautiful to explain science, and Joeli Brinkman will share with us how to best communicate science.

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ESEP Boston July Happy Hour

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union of Concerned Scientist, 44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Want to learn more about how to take action on climate change and clean energy through legislation in Massachusetts? Join others interested in science policy, communication, and advocacy for drinks and light refreshments.

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Weather Together ’18: Everything you always wanted to know about weather,but were afraid to ask

July 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hasten Hebrew Academy Gym, 6602 Hoover Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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Join the Citizen's Climate Lobby, Union of Concerned Scientists Indiana, and Earth Charter Indiana for an intergenerational learning event involving: viewing excerpts from the NOVA documentary “Decoding the Weather Machine”; a panel of experts with varied perspectives; and free tea-time snacks.

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Tidal Town Hall- Brandon

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Dr. #B
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – North Palm Beach

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches, 635 Prosperity Farms Rd
North Palm Beach, FL 33408 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Melbourne

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Church of Melbourne, 2401 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935 United States
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This Tidal Town hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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August 2018

National Action on EPA’s “Restricting Science” Policy

August 1 - August 16

Join scientists nationwide to write a public comment exposing the EPA's move to #RestrictScience. Join the national action and submit a comment opposing this new policy.

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Tidal Town Hall – Miami

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CIC Cambridge Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Science Gong Show

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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Join local scientists for a fun learning opportunity. Our goal is to connect Colorado scientists with community members so that they can learn about the amazing research being conducted in our state. This event is also an excellent opportunity for researchers to practice their broad communication skills. To do this, we encourage scientists to give a short elevator pitch that succinctly describes what they do. If s/he uses too much jargon, goes off on a tangent, or the audience gets…

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Webinar: Public Comments 101: EPA’s Science Restriction Rule

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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In this online training, you will learn: how to write an effective public comment, what types of comments are most meaningful, and how to weigh in on EPA's proposed rule to restrict science in decision-making.

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Tidal Town Hall – Jacksonville

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UNF Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – St. Petersburg

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Miami En Español

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CIC Cambridge Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave #600
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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Estas reuniones cívicas sobre el efecto de las mareas serán una oportunidad para que los votantes puedan escuchar directamente a los candidatos políticos sobre sus planes y soluciones para, entre otras cosas, la subida del nivel del mar, y otros temas relacionadas con el medio ambiente. Así, los votantes podrán tomar decisiones informadas cuando ejercen su derecho del voto. Durante estos foros, que son no-partidistas, los candidatos de diferentes niveles de gobierno, desde el Congreso Federal, las cámaras legislativas estatales,…

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Strategic Defense Impacts of Global Climate Change

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Souls UU Church, 4501 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Join THB Sierra Club for a talk by Brigadier General (ret.) Wendell Christopher King, featuring a Silent Auction and live performance by Singer/Songwriter Bran Cerddorian, followed by a Primary Election watch party!

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Art for Science Community Feedback Session

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Old Hwy 63, about a 1/4 mile south of Broadway
Columbia, MO United States
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Resident Arts invite you to participate in the production of a large-scale puclic mural. Five artists will design and produce the mural which will align with the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and showcase the science-based actions that individuals can take.

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Tidal Town Hall – Sarasota

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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Tidal Town Hall – Orange County

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rollins College – Bush Auditorium, 1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Strategizing Sea Level Rise in Maine’s Southern Shoreline Communities

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium, 1 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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In an effort to inform and involve the public on sea level rise issues, The Planeteers of Southern Maine are hosting a sea level rise presentation, panel and strategizing event.

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No More Nagasakis

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Courthouse Square, 100 W. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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Gather on the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki to oppose a new generation of "usable" nuclear weapons. There will be koto music, poetry, and speakers. Please bring a candle

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Tidal Town Hall – Naples

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UU Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Wood Way
Naples, FL 34116 United States
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This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls. Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these…

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Tidal Town Hall – Pensacola

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Florida Regional Library, 239 N Spring St.
Pensacola, FL 32502 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Tidal Town Hall – Lee County

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way
North Fort Myers, FL 33903 United States
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This Tidal Townhall event is an opportunity for voters to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that they may make an informed choice at the polls.  Candidates for office at all levels of government, from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas at these nonpartisan…

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Shifting New Berlin to 100% Renewable Energy

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane
New Berlin, WI United States
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Climate Reality Presentation, Renewable energy home alternative information, Information on how New Berlin can go 100% renewable, Writing letters to local leaders to urge them towards renewable energy, Q &A about anything renewable energy related.

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: A Healthy Democracy Requires Honesty and Accountability

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Future of Research and Science Rising invite you to the fourth in a series of Twitter Chats on the principles of ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement. Lying to the public for private or political gain is always wrong. We should all be able to know the facts, even when they are inconvenient—especially when they are inconvenient. Public officials and private interests should face consequences when they mislead the public. Use the hashtag #ScienceRising and follow @FORsymp to join the conversation on Twitter.

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Because Health: Inspiring the Next Generation of Environmental Health Activists

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Commonweal, 451 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924 United States
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Join Steve Heilig in conversation with Karen Wang about her work reaching out to younger people about environmental health and policy.

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Art for Science Rising Interested Parties Hearing

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Walton Building Community Room, 300 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO United States
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Resident Arts invite you to participate in the production of a large-scale puclic mural. Five artists will design and produce the mural which will align with the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and showcase the science-based actions that individuals can take.

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Books, Booze & Brains// The End of Plenty

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centerpoint Brewing, 1125 E Brookside Ave, Ste B1
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Geek out to this month's book and discussion: "The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World" by Joel K. Bourne
Guest: Professor Steve Hallet, Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. Facilitator Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi

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Science Network in Puerto Rico Happy Hour

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oceanlab Brewing, Balneario de Carolina, Road PR187 KM 2.6, Puerto Rico
Carolina, 00979 Puerto Rico
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The Science Network at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) invites you to a happy hour in Carolina for a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded scientists and experts on the island interested in science-based policy. Come mingle with UCS staff and Science Network members, and learn about our recent scientific integrity, clean energy, and climate change work. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues. You're also invited to join us on Saturday, September 1, for Science in…

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September 2018

Empowering Puerto Rican Scientists to be Science Policy Stewards

September 1
Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Tecnologia, 59 Av. Gautier Benítez
Caguas, 00725 Puerto Rico
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The first Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network will be kick-started through a one-day live and streamed workshop in Puerto Rico that will connect science policy experts and Federal agency representatives (e.g. USDA, CDC, FDA, NIH) with local scientists, explore opportunities for scientific advocacy and engagement in policy deliberations, and discuss strategies to monitor appropriate local implementation of Federal laws and regulations.

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Preparing for the Future – A Look at Flood Resilience for Nashville

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Germantown Commons, 1327 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208 United States
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Join Dr. Janey Camp to discuss flooding as it impacts the Nashville community and what we can do to better prepare and be resilient.

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Across the country, on September 8, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority.

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice – March and Social Media Storm – Portland Maine

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Events throughout the day, at various locations.  Please join us for any or all: 9:30-11:00am: 500 Women Scientists meet to paint signs - 96 Falmouth Street, Portland ME 11:30: Meet up with other march participants, hand out signs, get people to help hold our banners - Lincoln Park, Congress St & Pearl St, Portland, ME. Noon: Procession to City Hall 1:30-2:00: Stage photos on City Hall steps for Social Media - City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland ME 2:30-3:30 (tentative time,…

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Chicagoland Action

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Kickoff rally at Federal Plaza followed by buses to Elwood for a march to demand action on climate change and an equitable and just transition to clean energy.

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice Minnesota

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, 2315 S. 17th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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On September 8, we say: enough. Enough with the corporations making profits from harming our climate and our communities. Enough with the politicians who line their pockets by selling off our future, and who keep us divided with hateful rhetoric. On September 8, we as Minnesotans will join others around the nation to come together across differences of race, class, gender, ability, and more, and take action. We’ll talk with each other and learn from our differences, so that we…

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Educational Seminar: Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice – Columbia MO

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 200, Waters Hall, MU Campus,, 1112 University Ave
Columbus, MO 65211 United States
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To change everything, it takes everyone and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come. Get started at this educational seminar.

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RISE in Flint for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Michigan–Flint Theatre, 373-599 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502 United States
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The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a convening on environmental justice in Flint, Michigan, as a part of the Peoples Climate Movement day of action to demand action on climate, jobs, and justice. Folks from across Michigan will come together for the event, where we'll connect and learn from each other to build the vision and community we need to achieve real climate action.

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Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice – SF Bay Area 2018

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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An extraordinary gathering of women leaders from around the world, to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes, and present a diverse array of visions and strategies to shape a healthy and equitable world.

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Climate Damages & Deception: Taking Big Oil to Court to Pay Their Fair Share

September 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA United States
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Learn about climate litigation, exposing deception on climate science, and tracing responsibility for climate impacts to specific oil companies.

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Virginia Student Democracy Summit

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
James Madison University, 800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 United States
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Join students, administrators, and faculty from colleges and universities across Virginia for a day dedicated to revitalizing democracy. 

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Champaign County Environmental Town Hall

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Beckman Institute – Auditorium/Rm 1025, 405 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States
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Illinois passed historic clean energy legislation in 2016, but many challenges remain in the urgent transition toward a clean energy economy. Now is the opportunity to share your vision for the future of clean energy in Illinois.

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NC College Voter Summit

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Elon University Moseley Center, 400 N. Okelly Ave
Elon, NC 27244 United States
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The third annual NC College Voter Summit is open to students, faculty and staff of NC colleges and universities, invited presenters, and partners who are supporting non-partisan, campus-wide student voting and civic learning initiatives. Free to attend for students but please RSVP by Sept. 7!

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Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) Symposium

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pitlyk Auditorium, Learning Resources Center, 3544 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
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Dr. Reshma Jagsi will talk on "#metoo: Navigating power differentials, harassment, and gender inequity in academic medicine."

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BioBlitz 2018: Understanding the Diversity and Interconnection of Life

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 8:00am

Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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BioBlitz pairs scientists and expert naturalists together with people of all ages to study the wildlife, plants and biodiversity at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve, a beautiful 60-acre preserve containing a stream, pond, wetlands, forest, and open meadow. The annual event is free and open to all ages, allowing participation in any one of the many hourly walks that will occur over the two-day schedule. No special expertise required. Come for your favorite walk or for the entire time. One will…

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(South) Florida Student Voter Summit

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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Join us for a day of of learning and planning with peer institutions as well as visiting experts about how to engage students in voter-friendly practices. 

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(Central/North) Florida Student Voter Summit

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816 United States
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Join us for a day of of learning and planning with peer institutions as well as visiting experts about how to engage students in voter-friendly practices. 

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: The Public Has a Right to Know

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ScIQ and Science Rising invite you to the fifth in a series of Twitter Chats on the principles of #ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement. Taxpayers have a right to access the methodology and results of public research, and to privately funded scientific information that can help keep us safe. The public has a right to access scientific information, especially when the information has implications for public health and safety. Use the hashtag #ScienceRising and follow @ScIQ_tyt to join the conversation on Twitter.

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Wonder & Skepticism: Inside the Atom

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Three early-career particle physicists discuss the research they are doing at Fermi Labs - from neutrinos to dark matter to subatomic visualizations!

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We Are the Asteroid II, 2018—Art for Science Rising Installation in Chicago

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago’s Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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We Are the Asteroid II, 2018 is a provocative public artwork communicating the urgency of the climate change crisis going up this month at Chicago's Navy Pier as part of EXPO Chicago.

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October 2018

Tweetstorm re: Seafood Industry Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In coordination with the Seafood Industry Gubernatorial Forum at The Strand Theatre in Rockland we want to make sure our next governor knows that the health of our fisheries is dependent on science-based air and water protections. We need to make the connection loud and clear so that Maine can lead the Northeast in advancing science based policies and joining 12 other states who have already signed onto the Regional Transportation Climate Initiatives (FMI here). By generating a lot of Twitter buzz during a concentrated period…

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Climate Change Advocacy and Ad Hominem Attacks

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room), University of Washington WA 98195 United States + Google Map

Shahzeen Attari‘s research focuses on the psychology of resource use and climate change. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington.

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Art for Science Community Painting Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elm Street underpass on the MKT Trail Columbia, MO 65203 United States + Google Map

Resident Arts invites the public to help paint the Art for Science Mural at Community Painting Day. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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HIV: The Three Epidemics

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Caveat, 21A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Three Epidemics uses a mix of science and theatrical multimedia to explore the history of HIV, how lack of access to healthcare and mistaken public perception may be helping the disease spread, and how we can use tools of advocacy and awareness to win the fight against AIDS.

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EPA Update: Climate, Air Quality, and How Policy is Being Made

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, 900 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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CSIU is hosting a special forum with Janet McCabe focusing on the current state of the EPA post-Pruitt. Janet McCabe will lead a discussion, based on her intimate knowledge of the EPA, about how the current state of science in the EPA today. Janet McCabe served as EPA Acting Assistant Administrator and Director of the EPA Office of Air and Radiation with Gina McCarthy, and was one of the lead architects of the President's Clean Power Plan. She is currently IU's Assistant…

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Boone County Candidate Forum: Science & Technology Policy

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
114 Physics Hall, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO United States
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MOST Policy Fellowship program will host a panel discussion by local scientists, followed by a forum featuring Missouri House of Representatives Candidates.

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2018 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference

October 11 - October 13
Henry B. González Convention Center, 900 E. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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A unique intersection of cutting-edge science, familia, motivation, and opportunity for students and scientists at all levels, 2018 SACNAS will be 3 full days of cutting-edge science, professional development, a Graduate School and Career Expo, motivational keynote
speakers, and cultural celebrations.

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Tennessee STEAM Festival

October 12 - October 21
Tennessee TN United States + Google Map

The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival inaugurated in 2017, and is coming back in 2018 even bigger than before.

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Water Quality Training: Monitor CAFOs in Your Community

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Armory Sports & Recreation Cetner, 701 E. Ash St.
Columbia, MO United States
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Join Friends of Responsible Agriculture, the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, and the Union of Concerned Scientists in Columbia to learn about monitoring environmental and health impacts of industrial animal farms in your area. 10 - 11:30AM Water Quality Monitoring training & presentation by Scott Dye from the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project. 11:30 - 12:15PM Political Action Session led by Emily Piontek of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Learn how to engage with your representatives and how to make your community's…

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Science-a-thon 2018

October 15 - October 19

Science-a-thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists - from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries!

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I-1631 Carbon Fee Debate

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Gowen Hall 301, Univserity of Washington
Seattle, WA United States
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Washington Initiative 1631, the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure, is on the ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People on November 6, 2018. The initiative proposes the following: enacting a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon beginning on January 1, 2020; increasing the fee by $2 annually until the state's greenhouse gas reduction goals are met; and using the revenue from the fee to fund various programs and projects related to the environment. The University of Washington Center for Environmental Politics will host a debate…

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Environmental Justice: Running Dry

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our lives depend on having access to clean, safe water, but forces from climate change to politics to human activity are leading to water crises around the world. Join an exploration of the history of and solutions to this critical issue.

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St. Louis Debate Watch Party

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Dart Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130 United States
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Scientists will discuss how their research interfaces with policy and explore putting science and evidence based policy at the forefront of the legislative conversation. Following the panel, the debate between US Senate candidates Claire McCaskill (D) and Josh Hawley (R) will be streamed live.

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U.S. Senate Debate Watch Party

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craft Beer Cellar, 111 S. 9th St.
Columbia, MO United States
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Scientists will discuss how their research interfaces with policy and explore sustainable agricultural. Following the panel, the debate between U.S. Senate candidates Claire McCaskill (D) and Josh Hawley (R) will be streamed live for attendees to watch.

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Join a Letter to the Editor Writing Party- online

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online United States

Be a Voice for Science this Election by Putting a Spotlight on Science in Your Local Paper. Attend one of two locations in person. Snacks will be provided: UMaine Orono campus, Nutting Hall room 204. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Mackenzie (mackenzie.mazur@maine.edu) Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow Street, East Machias. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Shri (verrill@gmail.com) OR join the webinar from your computer. Register for the webinar here to get joining info. Broadcast begins at 6:30pm.

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Join a Letter to the Editor Writing Party – East Machias

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow St.
East Machias, ME 04630 United States
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Be a Voice for Science this Election by Putting a Spotlight on Science in Your Local Paper. Attend one of two locations in person. Snacks will be provided: UMaine Orono campus, Nutting Hall room 204. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Mackenzie (mackenzie.mazur@maine.edu) Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow Street, East Machias. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Shri (verrill@gmail.com) OR join the webinar from your computer. Register for the webinar here to get joining info. Broadcast begins at 6:30pm.

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Join a Letter to the Editor Writing Party – Orono

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nutting Hall Room 204, University of Maine Campus
Orono, ME United States
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Be a Voice for Science this Election by Putting a Spotlight on Science in Your Local Paper. Attend one of two locations in person. Snacks will be provided: UMaine Orono campus, Nutting Hall room 204. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Mackenzie (mackenzie.mazur@maine.edu) Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow Street, East Machias. Directions. Click here to register. Contact Shri (verrill@gmail.com) OR join the webinar from your computer. Register for the webinar here to get joining info. Broadcast begins at 6:30pm.

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Diversity Challenge 2018, Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era: Bringing All People to the Forefront

October 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 7:00 pm
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Join an interdisciplinary forum in which researchers, practitioners, educators, government officials, and social activists explore a variety of perspectives and issues and interact with each other while addressing mutual concerns related to race, ethnic culture, and STEM defined in various ways.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hill N’ Dale Park, 502 E. Jay Ave
Spokane, WA 99218 United States
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This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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Women, Wonder, and White Matter: Women Neuroscientists Share Their Stories

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3901 Shaw Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map

Please join the St. Louis Pod of 500 Women Scientists as we screen the Emmy nominated film, "My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond." Dr. Diamond was one of the founders of modern neuroscience and her team was the first to find evidence of plasticity in the brain. Her engaging YouTube anatomy lectures have over 4.6 million views. This documentary highlights Dr. Diamond's 60 year career researching the human brain, an endeavor she…

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Wonder & Skepticism: What’s my age again?

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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This month at Wonder & Skepticism, a monthly science outreach event at the Empty Bottle, we present "What's my age again?" We will hear from two presenters: Bridget McGann and Sylvia Ortega-Martinez. Bridget will talk about her research on the science of parenting and how it impacts development and Sylvia will discuss her research on neurogenesis and Alzheimer's. Through this lens of development and degeneration, we hope to gain some insights into how our brains mature and age.

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Bipartisan Science Policy Forum

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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Join US House and State House Candidates for a discussion including climate change, technology, and healthcare policy. This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to gauge the positions held by candidates campaigning during the 2018 midterms on key scientific issues.

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Tidal Talk – Miami West

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hammond Community Association, 9020 Hammonds Blvd
Miami, FL 33196 United States
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Miami-Dade is ground zero for sea level rise and we need everyone working together on smart, equitable solutions. This is an opportunity for you to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office. Candidates running for office at all levels of government-from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions-will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas…

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Tidal Town Hall – Sarasota

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3975 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34232 United States + Google Map

This Tidal Town Hall event is an opportunity to hear about Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office, so that voters may make an informed choice at the polls.

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Tidal Town Hall – Miami East

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, 2985 S Bayshore Dr
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Miami-Dade is ground zero for sea level rise and we need everyone working together on smart, equitable solutions. This is an opportunity for you to hear ideas for solutions to Sea Level Rise and other related topics directly from candidates running for public office. Candidates running for office at all levels of government-from Congress to Florida’s state legislature, to local municipal positions-will be asked to discuss their plans for action to protect Floridians from the risks inherent in rising seas…

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Stand up for Science

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the final Science Rising twitter chat on Tuesday, October 30th (one week before the midterms) at 2pm ET/11am PT. We all need to stand up for science. All of us—not just scientists but also educators, business people, and other concerned individuals—need to speak out when science is ignored, manipulated, or censored. Such actions undermine our democracy, inhibit progress, increase inequity, and lead to decisions that endanger our health and safety. The scientific community can and should foster a…

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November 2018

The Complex Relationship Between Climate Change Beliefs and Sustainable Behavior

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gowen Hall 1A (Olson Room), University of Washington WA 98195 United States + Google Map

Please join UW Dept of PoliSci for a talk and discussion with Neil Lewis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Communication and Social Behavior at Cornell University.

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Women in Science & Entrepreneurship (WISE) St. Louis

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Union Station, 1820 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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The 2018 WISE Statewide Conference is an ambitious event with three panel discussions and featuring twenty women leaders succeeding in science, medicine, business, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Yes on 1631 Campaign Office, 4347 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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Science Cafe Films: Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave NE
Albequerque, NM 87106 United States
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Join March for Science Albuquerque, The Guild Cinema, and host Dr. Zachary Sharp for the launch of Science Cafe Films! Watch Bill Nye's Global Meltdown followed by an informal conversation and call to action.

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Get Out the Vote for Yes on 1631 in Washington State

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This November Washington voters have a chance to do something no one has done before—pass an initiative to charge the state's biggest polluters, and invest in cleaner, more climate-resilient communities.

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2nd Annual Science Policy Symposium

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Greenberg Building, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave
New York, 10065 United States
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The National Science Policy Network and the student group Science and Education Policy Association are hosting the annual NSPN science policy symposium, a daylong event focused on bringing together early career scientists with an interest science policy, advocacy and diplomacy.

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