As many of our listeners are likely aware, we engaged in an experiment this past weekend and sent five EOC correspondents out to cover five different March for Science events all across the US. Today’s episode is the end result of that experiment!
The episode starts off in Washington, D.C. – the main event this past Saturday, Earth Day 2017. The Washington, D.C. march was attended by tens of thousands of people, and featured a number of prominent speakers. Although many scientific issues were raised, a common theme throughout the day was climate change. Speakers addressed the need for politicians to recognize the scientific consensus regarding our role in causing this crisis, as well as the role of science in finding ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Our goal with this episode was to create something of a soundscape, allowing listeners to understand what it felt like to participate in one of these March for Science events. In addition to the Washington, D.C. march, you’ll hear interviews and audio from marches in San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, OR and Boise, ID. The interviews range from highly prominent scientists and researchers, to curious onlookers experiencing their very first event of this type.
In addition to this podcast episode, many of our EOC March for Science correspondents were recording live footage directly to our Eyes on Conservation facebook page, and these videos are still available to view on that page. If you want to share an experience that you had at a March for Science event, we encourage you to either leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or head on over to our EOC podcast facebook group (we keep this group private to protect people’s privacy, so you’ll have to request access if you want to join the discussion) where we’ll be facilitating ongoing conversation about the March for Science and other upcoming events.
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