Frequently Asked Questions

What types of activities are part of Science Rising?

A wide range of activities, events, and actions fall within the broad goals of Science Rising. All of them work to elevate the role of science in the decision-making processes of our democracy and help resist efforts that sideline science from decisions that affect us all. These activities can include direct action and engagement with decision makers; a presentation, training, or event; as part of a group online action; or other activities. You can get a sense of the range of possibilities, along with resources to help you organize one yourself, on our Resources page.

Note that Science Rising is a non-partisan effort—events and activities cannot endorse or support specific candidates.

Why aren’t there any upcoming events or activities posted?

We’re taking a short hiatus in 2019 to strategize about how to continue to grow and strengthen the science advocacy movement. Stay tuned for more ways to engage! In the meantime, check out what our partners and participating organizations are up to.

Is Science Rising associated with the March for Science?

This is not the March for Science. It’s a complementary effort to encourage actions throughout the year, raise the voice of science, and encourage participation in our democracy.

Who is organizing Science Rising?

A core group of organizing partners is playing a lead role in coordinating, organizing, and promoting Science Rising. The Union of Concerned Scientists supports and maintains the Science Rising website.

What is Art for Science Rising?

Early in 2018, Science Rising and the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a call to artists to submit proposals to create outdoor work, visible and bold, in public areas. Grants have been awarded to artists across the country who submitted winning proposals for public-facing art that highlights the role science plays in protecting our health and safety, and the critical role we all play in ensuring that science isn’t sidelined. Read more about the Art for Science Rising installations.

How can I become more involved in Science Rising?

If you are interested in becoming a partner or otherwise increasing your involvement in the Science Rising effort, please email us at

What type of visuals are available for Science Rising?

To help highlight participation in Science Rising, we offer the following visual resources:

Event organizers can highlight their participation in Science Rising on event brochures, flyers, or other materials. Download the full-size image. Stickers are also available—contact for more information.
You can download a full-size image for printing signs, or a smaller image for other uses.
Encourage people to share why they vote for science! Download the full-size image for signs and other larger format uses.

A note on printing signs: To produce signs for rallies or other events where people will be holding up the sign, ask your local print shop for 100# (100-pound) cover stock, double-sided. For hanging up at an event, a more standard 20# paper weight, single-sided is generally sufficient.