Thousands have gathered today in Washington, D.C., for the March for Science, with hundreds of satellite marches in motion or coming up around the world, including Silicon Valley: Marches are stepping off at 11 am PT in San Francisco and San Jose. Today is also Earth Day, and hundreds of events emphasizing environmental and climate literacy are taking place.
Like the Women’s March in January, the March for Science is serving two masters: There are longstanding concerns about science research funding, health, climate change, etc., at play; organizers have stressed the idea that science should not be politicized at all. But online, where people are sharing their cleverest signs, the march is playing out as a rebuttal to the Trump administration’s attempts to destabilize science and technology.
Here’s a live feed of the protest’s main stage on the National Mall, carried by the YouTube channel Earth Day Network:
The stage has featured a mixture of musical acts — opening with a jazzy piano version of the National Anthem performed by Jon Batiste, a.k.a. the band leader from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” — and speeches from scientists, politicians and online personalities.
“Show the world that science is for all!” TV host Bill Nye (yep, the Science Guy) said in a speech. “Our lawmakers must know that science serves every one of us: Every citizen of every nation and society.”
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.