Hundreds gather downtown Sioux Falls to 'March For Science'

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Residents from across South Dakota and Minnesota met at Carnegie Town Hall Saturday morning to show support for the scientific community.

"Science has helped so many lives. I mean, we get everything from science," says Aubreigh McCall, a speaker at the march.

"Science is very important to help our Earth and its environment," says Ella Walton, a march participant.

"We need to be using science to guide us into the future rather than denying that it exists," explains Mark Sweeney, a geologist by trade and another march goer.

Others explained that people need to protect the things we have now since it's the only place we have live. The beautiful weather was just an added perk to honor Earth Day and the subject of science.

"The important part is celebrating climate. We're celebrating scientists, research, all the great things that come along with science," says Kylie Kiesner, March For Science organizer. She also thinks it's important to recognize the topic in Sioux Falls.

Many of the marchers for the event believe science is the backbone to society, and it's important to bring awareness now with all the scrutiny it's been under.

The Sioux Falls Police Department helped out in blocking traffic throughout the march route to make sure everyone stayed safe.