More than 500 people took part in the March for Science in Evansville Saturday.

Similar marches were held across the nation.

In Evansville, those who came out to the rally say they want to advocate for evidence-based policy making, research funding and decision-making that is informed by scientific results.

The March for Science started at First Presbyterian Church and ended at the Four Freedoms Monument.

“This was meant to simply stress the importance that were advocating the use of science and evidence in the formulation of public policy and decision making,” said Paul Doss.

Doss also said he knows politics are involved in science, but believes it should be a non-partisan topic.