“Any threat to science is a threat to our basic humanity. So we need to rise and we need to march in support of science and our future,” said Helen Spafford, one of the Honolulu March for Science organizers.
March they did on Earth Day, April 22, 2017—more than a thousand from UH Mānoa’s Bachman lawn alone, and hundreds more across the state, along with hundreds of marchers across the globe. The message to support scientific inquiry resonated with people young and old, from poets to rocket scientists.
As Sam Ohu Gon, III, a senior scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi said, “Wielding of knowledge is what science is all about. Understanding our problems and issues well enough to solve them is the goal and engaging in wisdom partnerships will strengthen us all and get us there together. E alu pū. Imua.”
See more pictures at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) flickr album.