Local nonprofit brings the National March For Science to the CSRA

Published: Apr. 22, 2017 at 11:19 PM EDT
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Thousands took to the streets and participated in the March For Science on Saturday. There were 600 other marches across the world, and one of them was right here in Augusta.

11-year-old Zahner Reynolds said he likes science, and it's an important subject to learn.

"You can know all of English, or almost all of English, but you will never, humanity will never come close to the end of science," Reynolds said.

People came together to march in different states and countries for the National March For Science.

Owen Gillies, a fifth grader who led the march with Zahner, said he liked seeing all the people who enjoys the same subject as much as he does.

"I was up at the front with Zahner, and when we went up the stairs at the beginning I looked back and there was just a whole crowd of people behind us, and I was like 'wow that's a lot of people,'" Gillies said.

A member of the CRSA Hub, a nonprofit that set up the march, said this march stands for a lot of things. One of the big reasons is to make sure policy and legislation is based on evidence and fact just like research and science are.

Zahner and Owen said the subject impacts us in so many ways that we don't even realize.

"That statue behind me, that camera your recording with, none of that would be here if it weren't for science," Reynolds said.

The two 11-year-olds said they hope this walk helped spread their message so science can continue to help our future.

"If we stop science, if we cut research, or the funds for science and research, even just a little, it can impact us a lot," Reynolds said.