This year, on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, the slogan is "March for Science". On Earth Day, the Earth Day Network and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The day will include speeches, trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington D.C. The event’s goal is to draw attention to the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world. Science plays a vital role in protecting our air and water, preserving our planet, saving lives with medical treatments, creating new industries, putting food on our tables, educating the next generation, and safeguarding our future.