March For Science Sign Ideas That'll Make You Laugh While You Protest
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It's troubling to me that a march for science is necessary, because, you know, science is fact-based and definitely real. But, with the Trump administration's policies on everything from climate change to funding for research, science needs defending right now — and our lives literally depend on doing so. These funny March for Science sign ideas prove that scientists are fighting back against "alternative facts" (because alternative facts are just lies) — and reminding us that we can have a little fun while making a point, too.

If you're planning to attend a March for Science event on April 22, which is also Earth Day, here's the quick and dirty on the protest. Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack, according to the March for Science website. If you've been following the news, then you know that the Trump administration's budget cuts, "censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk," as the March's website puts it.

More than 170 organizations have partnered for the March for Science April 22 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Additionally, more than 400 affiliate science marches are planned worldwide, because apparently denying science has spread like a global disease, and unfortunately no vaccine has been developed yet. If you're on the fence about joining in, the March for Science blog offers tips for scientists, and others, who fear retribution for participating in the march. (I can't even believe I am typing these words, and that we live in a world where people are afraid to defend science.)

If you're planning to attend the March for Science, these sign ideas can provide you with some much needed levity, as well as some earthy inspiration ahead of your day spent defending the truth.


Angry Bear

According to a recent report from CNN, polar bears are struggling to survive as the arctic thaws due to global warming. They're understandably a little pissed off.


I'm With Mother Earth

Since we haven't really figured out that whole living-on-the-moon thing yet, Earth is the only planet we've got. It's foolish not to be "with her."


Rise Up, Speak Out

It's time to speak up for the future of our planet.


Show Me The Data

Remember when Tom Cruise famously yelled "show me the money" in Jerry Maguire? Data doesn't lie, so seriously, show me the data.


Oh, Poop!

This is pretty self-explanatory.


The Dinosaurs Didn't See It Coming

What happens when you repeatedly abuse or neglect something? It either dies, or it kills you. Neither option is good. We need to do better before we go the way of the dinosaurs in a very literal way.


The Proof Is Out There

Because, facts.


The Bird Is The Word

Basically a bird butt, for the curious.


Maybe They'll Understand This

Appeal to the masses.


Without Science There'd Be No ...

And then where would we be?


Thanks, Obama

There's no denying it!


On Point

When words escape you, a gesture will do.


Science Is Real

Keep it simple, and state the obvious.


Guilty As Charged

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There's Nowhere To Run

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True story.



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Tell it like it is.


The Court Jester

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Denying science is foolish. Don't be a fool — this country already has a court jester.


Use Poetry

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Because we can't eat oil.


Don't Be Silent About Science

Speak up.


Be A Literal Mad Scientist

Get mad. Get really mad. Stay mad, and use that anger to fight back.


Fight Against The Dark Side

The resistance needs you.


Facts Are True

Ignoring the truth doesn't make it false; just ask Mulder and Scully. #TheTruthIsOutThere


In Science We Trust

Because facts are true.


What Do We Want?

When do we want it? After peer review!


Make Some Noise

Join the conversation at the top of your voice.


Show Me The Funny

Use those precious puns to get the job done.


Use Something Local They Love

Everyone knows Bostonians love their Dunkin Donuts. Without science there'd be no coffee, and no donuts. Chew on that.


Protect Her Like You'd Protect Your Own Home

Earth is your home. Why wouldn't you want to protect it?


Science Is For Everyone

Everyone is welcome, and everyone is responsible. Do your part.


Don't Forget Your Brain Bucket

Keep your head warm with a brain hat, because science is smart. Period.