Seven IUP anthropologists braved the rainy weather on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, to participate in the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Sarah Neusius and six applied archaeology graduate students, including second-year students Jared Divido, Kate Peresolak, and Danielle Kiesow and first-year students Genevieve Everett, Samantha Taylor, and Heather MacIsaac, were inspired by the celebration.
Photo: IUP Anthropology faculty and graduate students at March for Science
The group met before sunrise and drove to the metro station in Rockville, Maryland, from which they caught the train in order to be on the grounds of the Washington Monument in time to hear the many speakers before the march itself at 2:00 p.m. They were thoroughly soaked, tired, and cold by the end of the day, but happy to have been part of this historic event.
One major highlight was hearing Bill Nye, the Science Guy, speak about the importance of science, but there were many moments that reminded them that science matters to the earth and to our country!
Genevieve Everett describes her experience in this week’s IUP Archaeology Blog: Trowels and Tribulations.