The pause in Saturday’s rainfall came at a good time for the two-dozen marchers who descended upon Merchant’s Square that afternoon.
For many adults, the March for Science was a protest of President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to scientific study by departments within the government. For the younger generations, it was to proudly display a love for the discipline.
The event, whose epicenter was Washington D.C., was prompted by scientists who felt their work was being threatened.
Erin Shields is one of those scientists.
A marine biologist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, she brought her son, Wyatt. He said he came because he loves dinosaurs;...