GYC staff join the March for Science in Yellowstone

Although Old Faithful’s eruptions remain consistent, America's support for funding scientific research is wavering. That's why I went to Old Faithful on Saturday, to table at the March for Science in Yellowstone. More than 100 people showed up -- including nearly 30 students from Minnesota who'd taken a bus here just for this event.

GYC's Jenny DeSarro (second from left, holding yellow sign) tables at the March for Science in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Matt Hall.)

GYC's Jenny DeSarro (second from left, holding yellow sign) tables at the March for Science in Yellowstone National Park on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Matt Hall.)

Standing at Old Faithful, it occurred to me that this moment was possible because those before me had the foresight to create a park, so that future generations would be able to enjoy this natural wonder.

Jenny at Old Faithful on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Matt Hall.)

Jenny at Old Faithful on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Matt Hall.)

Old Faithful is a symbol of conservation. And it's also a symbol of science, and those who have the foresight to invest in and fund research so that future generations can live better, healthier lives.

-- Jenny DeSarro, Wyoming Conservation Associate