Photos: Ithaca March for Science

Categories Education, Ithaca, Politics, Protest

Photos & Words by Josh Brokaw

The Ithaca Commons were full on the afternoon of Saturday, April 22, with people coming out to show their support of science education and funding. The Ithaca/Central New York rally was one of many held worldwide on Earth Day 2017.

Tristan MacLean, a co-founder of the educational project Keep On Questioning, told the crowd gathered before the Bernie Milton pavilion that science outreach “serves everyone.”

“We need to keep on asking questions,” MacLean said. “We need to keep asking the little questions, like ‘Is that water safe to drink?’ and the big questions like ‘How did life begin?'”

Other local educators also spoke on the importance of continuing to promote learning in scientific fields, like Cornell professor Susan Daniel and Christopher Hernandez.

Below, some photographs from the March on Science in Ithaca. Enjoy, and make sure to follow Truthsayers on Facebook and/or Twitter for more stories.

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