*featured image on homepage from iMatter youth march
This Earth Day, Saturday 4/22, hundreds if not thousands of kids will take to the streets of St. Paul to demand climate justice. Join us!
Here are the need-to-know details:
What: The Kids Climate March
When: This Saturday, April 22nd 9:30am
Where: The Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul
Why: Because we need to save the planet and kids can lead the way!
First, we’ll meet at the Science Museum of Minnesota where we’ll engage in art, interactive activities, and hear from powerful youth speakers who are changing the world. Then we’ll march just over a half mile to officially merge with the March for Science Minnesota!
Our march will be complete with songs, chants, and colorful art that kids have made over the last two weeks. Feel free to bring a sign or instrument of your own to join in on the fun.
9:30 Event begins at the Science Museum of Minnesota (120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN) this Saturday, 4/22
10:20 March begins
10:50 Arrive at Science March
Then we’ll proceed to march with the Science March to the State Capitol where we’ll hear from our youth speakers on the Science March stage at 12:05pm. We encourage you to stick around!
Our march will start at the Science Museum and head westbound on Kellogg Boulevard until we meet up with the Science March at the intersection of Kellogg and John Ireland Boulevard. Our march is .7 miles long, and the Science March is about .4 miles, so plan to be walking for just over 1 mile.
Transit and Parking
There are multiple ways you can get to the Science Museum using public transit.
1. Light Rail: Take the Metro Green Line to downtown St. Paul and get off at the Central Station and Platform stop. Then walk 6 blocks southwest to get to the museum.
2. Bus: There are plenty of bus routes that stop near the museum. Use the MetroTransit Trip Planner
to find a route that works for you.
There are multiple parking ramps adjacent to the museum. Click here
to see hourly rates for the Science Museum lot and here
for the River Center lot and click on “RiverCentre Parking Ramp”. There are additional lots around the Science Museum that charge at hourly rates.
The image below shows two locations where there is free parking (circled in blue). The free parking locations are about half a mile southeast of the Science Museum. Parking here is limited, so it’s first come first serve!
We are in need of more volunteers to help make the Kids Climate March as safe and effective as possible.
Be a Marshal!
Marshals help make sure march attendees stay as safe as possible by forming a perimeter around the march and making sure everyone remains on the planned route. If you volunteer as a Marshal for the Kids Climate March you’ll need to attend a mandatory Marshal training at 8:30am this Saturday before the march. No prior experience needed. Sign up here
Clipboard at the march! Clipboarders will help collect march attendee’s information to make sure we can plug people into volunteer opportunities post-march. Specifically you’ll be collecting postcards that will go to Governor Dayton asking him to stand up for our climate and environment at the end of the legislative session. Upon arrival volunteers will receive a clipboard, pen, postcards, and a training. If you’re interested in clipboarding please reply to this email.
This march is a kid friendly event that we’ve designed to be engaging for all ages. There will be lots of art and fun things for younger kids to do as well as a powerful and interactive speaking platform.
See you Saturday!