The Bowling Green March for Science on April 22 is one of many satellite events being held across the country in support of the national march in Washington, D.C.
The national March for Science was sparked by Trump administration cuts to federal science agencies and the appointment of some national leaders who don’t accept scientific evidence for issues like climate change.
Bruce Kessler is head of the math department at Western Kentucky University. He says he will participate in the Bowling Green march to stand up for the value of science without regard to political affiliation.
“I think it’s a good opportunity for folks who care about science and care about mathematics, we’re scientists too, to show the world we’re not bad folks, we’re not folks who have an agenda really, other than figuring the world out."
Kessler will perform a song he wrote titled ‘Science Don’t Care What you Think.’
He says science and math play an important role in society.
“We do our best to present facts and I think it’s important for us to step forward and say, you know, facts matter here folks.”
The march will be begin at 1 p.m. Central Time at the Thompson Science Complex next to the Hardin Planetarium on the WKU campus. The group will march down State Street for less than one mile to Fountain Square Park. There are currently no alternate plans in the case of rain.