PINEDALE – A bright, sunny morning set the stage for Pinedale’s first ever March for Science last Saturday morning, where more than 50 community members came out to voice their support for science and scientists.
They were not alone, according to event organizer Joni Mack, as more than 600 other similar marches took place around the world on Earth Day last Saturday.
Mack said this was the first ever global March for Science, and was organized by scientists in Washington, D.C. to bring awareness to the silence to science in the current administration, which she says has withdrawn funding for important medical and scientific research.
“We’re marching to let people know we believe in science,” she said. “Doubting science isn’t going to further anything and science isn’t a belief system.”
The large gathering of locals began at American Legion Park on the western side of Pinedale before marching east down Pine Street and back. The march was even covered from the sky, as Rita Donham of Wyoming Aero Photo took aerial photographs of the group as they trekked the streets of Pinedale.