Lovers of science march through the streets of Kearney

People gathered at University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) for what they believe in. They marched all the way right to the Mona right here in Kearney and they’re doing it because they love science. (NTV News)

Lovers of science took to the streets to support the March for Science on Saturday.

It's something that's happening worldwide and right here in our area.

People gathered at University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) to support what they believe in. They marched all the way right to the MONA in Kearney. They participated because they love science.

"Show politicians and other people how important science is just to everybody, not just me as a scientist, but everybody,” said UNK Associate Professor Nate Bickford.

Bickford and other professors from UNK marched with the public and made signs to shine a light on science.

Research professor at UNK Richard Mocarski said he does understand why people are confused with science.

"Between public understanding and scientific information knowledge and that gap widens as science gets more technical. I think as scientists we need to do a better job of being communicators,” Mocarski said.

Bridget Barron, a woman who marched on Saturday, said social media plays a huge role in the confusion.

"There's a lot of facts out there, a lot of people putting out 'alternative facts' if you will and I think people find it hard, what to believe that they don't know there's so much information on social media," Barron said.

UNK graduate student Marilyn Wright said science saved her life at a time when her mom had trouble giving birth.

"And I had some really great scientist, great doctors taking care of me, taking care of my mother. They got me through and said they couldn't believe that everything happened the way it did,” Wright said.

If you ever have any questions regarding science of just want to know more, you can contact the science department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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