March for Science in Tallahassee

March for Science in Tallahassee
Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 21:45:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Rallies in more than 500 cities put scientists and researchers, who generally shy away from advocacy, into the public eye.

Scientists at marches across the country, including in Tallahassee, say they're getting involved because they're anxious about the political and public rejection of established science, such as climate change and the safety of vaccines.

"Science has done so much for us in the past," said Alexa Barket, the March for Science Tallahassee Director. "Science is involved in our everyday lives. We need it to be involved in our future. We're really concerned about everyone keeping it in mine. Especially those in policy."