NMU Students 2nd Annual March for Science in Marquette Discussed on The 8th Day

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Nathan Frischkorn on 8th Day Discusses 2nd Annual March for Science April 14, 2018

Nathan Frischkorn on 8th Day Discusses 2nd Annual March for Science April 14, 2018

Marquette, MI, April 14, 2018:  On April 14, 2018 the NMU March for Science student organization will be leading a satellite March for Science in Marquette.  Organizer Nathan Frischkorn talked with Todd Pazz on the 8th Day about this event and why it is important to our local community.  The march will begin at 10AM from the Berry Events Center and proceed down 3rd Street, followed by a rally at the Marquette Commons. Speakers at the rally will include Megan Collier, John Lenters, and Nathan Frischkorn. The rally will be followed by a series of teach-ins on a variety of topics. The goal of this event will be to communicate the truth and to educate the public about science and science-based policy.

 

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2nd Annual March for Science April 14, 2018

2nd Annual March for Science April 14, 2018

Local organizations will also be there with informational tables.

The March for Science is an event that champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We are uniting as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. We would like to call attention to ways in which our community is directly impacted by policy and science.

While this is a non-partisan event, we recognize the impacts that policy changes will have on the environment and on our futures as youth. Policy must be based on evidence in order to move our country forward.

“I got involved with the March for Science because it’s a way to share my passion about science and to use my voice to advocate for policy informed by science,” says Mandy Mellinger, who majors in Fisheries and Wildlife Management at NMU. “I want to ensure a sustainable future for our planet that is filled with opportunities. We as humans depend on our environment in many ways, whether we realize it or not. This is why we need science and policy based on sound science. Science helps us understand the Earth and all we share it with. The March for Science advocates for a better future.”

“Science has made our lives safer, healthier, cleaner, and better in many ways,” says Nathan Frischkorn, who studies Sociology and Environmental Studies at NMU. “Environmental regulations based on sound science have reduced pollution in our air and water. Public health initiatives based on a scientific understanding of disease and medicine have resulted in more sanitary living conditions. We are marching to advocate for the continuation of science-informed policy at a time when it seems lacking, especially in regards to climate change that will be the greatest threat to prosperity in our lifetimes.”

This is a community, family-friendly event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, and to share the reasons that science is important to them. For more information, you can find our event on Facebook at “March for Science – Marquette, MI” or contact Nathan Frischkorn by email at nfrischk@nmu.edu or by phone at 906-251-0113.

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