21 pieces of photographic evidence that prove the March for Science was awesome.

1. Thousands of scientists and the people who support them took to the streets around the world on April 22, 2017.

March for Science demonstrators in Boston. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images.

2. The day (not-so) coincidentally happened to be Earth Day.

Demonstrators in Boston. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images.


3. Varied were the messages on their signs and the chants rolling off their tongues. But one truth stayed consistent everywhere: They are not happy with President Trump.

Demonstrators rally outside Trump Tower in New York City. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images.

4. The March for Science, officially held in Washington, D.C., expanded to over 600 satellite marches around the world.

March for Science demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

5. From Berlin to London ...

Demonstrators in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images.

6. ... and Boston to New York City.

Demonstrators in New York City. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images.

7. People rallied in favor of evidence and research — and against Trump's unabashed disregard for scientific facts.

Demonstrators in San Francisco. Photo by Matt Savener.

8. Consolidating all the issues into a single page would be quite a difficult task, honestly.

Demonstrators in New York City. Photo by Carly Gillis.

9. But through their signs and slogans, many marchers singled out the president's indifference to climate change ...

Demonstrators in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images.

10. ... his alarming proposed budget cuts to science and research funding ...

Demonstrators in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images.

11. ... and his administration's general fondness for, um, "alternative facts" as the major factors inspiring them to lace up their marching shoes.

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

12. Because, yes, sometimes even the president needs to be reminded that the truth isn't up for debate.

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

13. Nothing short of our survival is at stake, after all.

Demonstrators in Boston. Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images.

14. The march brought out an eclectic group of truth-tellers too, like those with an interest in what's happening beyond our planet.

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

15. And those who care about what's happening down below.

Demonstrators in New York City. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images.

16. People of all ages were seen fighting for science — some of them old, some of them young, and all of them fired up.

Demonstrators in Berlin. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

17. There were a few big-name scientists in the crowd as well.

Trailblazers Sally Ride, Mae Jamison, Ada Lovelace, Shirley Malcom, Jane Wright, and Rosalind Franklin also made (cardboard) appearances.

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

18. And Bill Nye, never without his bow tie, helped rally supporters in the nation's capital.

Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

19. Even four-legged friends trekked out in the cold — because ignoring science affects every living thing.

Demonstrators in Boston, Massachusetts. Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images.

20. The massive success of the March for Science makes it clear that now really isn't the best time to remain silent.

Demonstrators in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images.

21. Because, no matter your political persuasion, there is no Planet B to call home.

Demonstrators in Paris. Photo by Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

Images courtesy of Mark Storhaug & Kaiya Bates

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The experiences we have at school tend to stay with us throughout our lives. It's an impactful time where small acts of kindness, encouragement, and inspiration go a long way.

Schools, classrooms, and teachers that are welcoming and inclusive support students' development and help set them up for a positive and engaging path in life.

Here are three of our favorite everyday actions that are spreading kindness on campus in a big way:

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1. Pickleball to Get Fifth Graders Moving

Mark Storhaug is a 5th grade teacher at Kingsley Elementary in Los Angeles, who wants to use pickleball to get his students "moving on the playground again after 15 months of being Zombies learning at home."

Pickleball is a paddle ball sport that mixes elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis, where two or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. It's as simple as that.

Kingsley Elementary is in a low-income neighborhood where outdoor spaces where kids can move around are minimal. Mark's goal is to get two or three pickleball courts set up in the schoolyard and have kids join in on what's quickly becoming a national craze. Mark hopes that pickleball will promote movement and teamwork for all his students. He aims to take advantage of the 20-minute physical education time allotted each day to introduce the game to his students.

Help Mark get his students outside, exercising, learning to cooperate, and having fun by donating to his GoFundMe.

Image courtesy of Kaiya Bates

2. Staying C.A.L.M: Regulation Kits for Kids

According to the WHO around 280 million people worldwide suffer from depression. In the US, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience severe mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Kaiya Bates, who was recently crowned Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen for 2022, is one of those people, and has endured severe anxiety, depression, and selective mutism for most of her life.

Through her GoFundMe, Kaiya aims to use her "knowledge to inspire and help others through their mental health journey and to spread positive and factual awareness."

She's put together regulation kits (that she's used herself) for teachers to use with students who are experiencing stress and anxiety. Each "CALM-ing" kit includes a two-minute timer, fidget toolboxes, storage crates, breathing spheres, art supplies and more.

Kaiya's GoFundMe goal is to send a kit to every teacher in every school in the Pasco School District in Washington where she lives.

To help Kaiya achieve her goal, visit Staying C.A.L.M: Regulation Kits for Kids.

Image courtesy of Julie Tarman

3. Library for a high school heritage Spanish class

Julie Tarman is a high school Spanish teacher in Sacramento, California, who hopes to raise enough money to create a Spanish language class library.

The school is in a low-income area, and although her students come from Spanish-speaking homes, they need help building their fluency, confidence, and vocabulary through reading Spanish language books that will actually interest them.

Julie believes that creating a library that affirms her students' cultural heritage will allow them to discover the joy of reading, learn new things about the world, and be supported in their academic futures.

To support Julie's GoFundMe, visit Library for a high school heritage Spanish class.

Do YOU have an idea for a fundraiser that could make a difference? Upworthy and GoFundMe are celebrating ideas that make the world a better, kinder place. Visit upworthy.com/kindness to join the largest collaboration for human kindness in history and start your own GoFundMe.

This article originally appeared on 10.23.15


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That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."