MINNEAPOLIS - It's not unusual to hear candidates vying for president to debate foreign policy and economics. But a group of students across the Twin Cities are urging the candidates to debate science.
The students argue that the candidates are talk about economics, religion and immigration but science issues are going to determine the future.
Susanlyn Singroy, 13, is one of the featured students. The eighth grader at Risen Christ Catholic School said she hopes the P.S.A. changes the conversation.
"I love science. (Our future) President needs to know a little bit about science and talk about it and do something about the issues," she said. "Maybe if we talk about big science issues then maybe we will actually do something about it."
The participants range in grades from Kindergarten through eighth. Organizers with the non-profit behind the P-S-A, science Debate, said students across the Twin Cities were selected based on their passion for science.
"We went to teachers and asked who among their students were the most interested and concerned about science issues," Chairman Shawn Otto said. "The teachers chose the students recommended them.
Organizers with the non-profit behind the P-S-A, science Debate, said students across the Twin Cities were selected based on their passion for science. The video was produced by a local production company, Two Popes Films.
Michael Rogers, President of Risen Christ School, said the students are tackling serious issues that should be confronted.
I don't know that we have done a great job of confronting them in the past. It makes sense for the younger generation to be out there advocating to hear more about these issues from the candidates," Rogers said. "These are issues they are going to have to deal with in the future as they grow up."