Environmental warriors raise voices during March For Science


Dyana Carlos

Junior Alexa Carlos Tamez shows off her poster in Washington DC.

Rachel Montgomery, Staff Writer

 The March for Science on April 22 drew more than 300,000 people participating in Washington, D.C., and tens of thousands more taking part at more than 370 sister marches across the country.

Junior Alexa Carlos Tamez attended the march in Washington to join others in bringing attention to government leaders about climate change.

“I think global warming/climate change is the most important issue facing our generation right now, and our current administration isn’t really doing anything to combat the issue,” Carlos Tamez said. “The March for Science is the start of bringing that awareness and to show people that we need science which is really important for me, so that’s why I attended.”

In the Space Coast area, there was a march location in Titusville at the American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame.

For some attendees, including senior Moses Chavez-Gray, the march was a way to spread awareness about the environment.

“I believe attending the march makes people aware of what is actually happening in our environment and the science field in general, rather than listening to the faulty political inputs,” Chavez-Gray said. “The environment is something that I believe serves as our shelter, but if we don’t understand it better and take care of it more, it will be our downfall.”

For junior Michelle Adams, the march was a way to promote change.

“The march helped spread awareness that science is being denied and underfunded,” Adams said. “The march also allows local lawmakers to recognize the passions of the community in order to create the right legislation based on what the people want.”

For all the participants, one thing brought them together to march: a love for the environment.

“This is the only planet that we have and it’s our duty to protect it,” Carlos Tamez said. “Everything that has been happening to it, whether that is deforestation or the endangered status of several species, makes me extremely sad that humans are doing that to our planet, which has been around for millions of years more than we have. The environment is beautiful and it’s important that we keep it that way.”