Lawrence Hall of Science, 50 years: 1968-2018; University of California, Berkeley

Is there a place for youth voices in the conversation about the importance of science and science literacy? We believe science is critical for people of all ages, so the Hall wanted to hear the opinions of our young visitors. We decided to create an activity for young people to think about science and to share their thoughts and ideas about this important topic.

On Earth Day, April 22, we set up booths at the Science Fair in San Francisco, on campus at UC Berkeley, and right here at the Hall. April 22 also marked the March for Science, where thousands of people attended hundreds of events across the globe to make their voices heard. As they stood up for increased science literacy and evidence-based policy-making, the Hall was speaking with the youngest supporters of science.

We asked them a simple but important question: what does science mean for your future? From robots and flying cars to better medicine and a cleaner planet, these young scientists provided some remarkable answers. Check out the image gallery above to see just a sample of what they told us.

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