In addition to all the hard work surrounding vaquita efforts, we at Wild Lens have been preparing for something that is particularly pertinent imperiled species as well as to the times and our future. That is, the March for Science, which fell, very appropriately, on Earth Day: April 22, 2017. (image below links to the WildLens blog post)
To continue on that thread, five Wild Lens correspondents, me among them, hit the streets and covered marches all across the nation.
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.