Marine Science

Dozens gather locally to protest science funding cuts

Dozens gather locally to protest science funding cuts

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;...

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