March for Science

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The members of the Liquid Life Lab (Kelsey Tennett, Danielle Adams, and me) traveled down to Washington DC to participate in the March for Science. We feel it is imperative that the scientific method be a part of decision-making everywhere, from the classroom to the halls of Congress to the White House. As marine biologists, we are alarmed by the consistent, deliberate, and vindictive attempts by our new leaders to roll back regulations that could keep oceanic environments safe from the very real and pressing effects of climate change. As you can see from the picture of us on the way home, standing up for science can be tiring work. Regardless, it has to be done. Facts are not toys and they certainly cannot be denied or shuffled around for personal comfort or short-term political gain.