Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day serves as a day to learn more about environmental protection through educational programs and activities. We’ve pulled together this Earth Day list of resources to assist you with educating students about preserving the environment.
Recommended Earth Day Sites and Programs
The Nature Works website's goal is to educate students about nature, how it works, and what can be done to preserve it. Created by the The Nature Conservancy and over 500 scientists, this website provides interactive lessons that can be adapted to fit the needs of your classroom.
With a mission to "build the world's largest environmental movement," the Earth Day Network requests that you join them on April 22 for Global Teach-ins and the March for Science.
EcoSense for Living looks at fresh ways to be eco-aware. Each episode takes an environmental concept and relates it to everyday life.
4. PBS Parents
The PBS Parents website has some great articles that reference how to get your children outside to enjoy their beautiful surroundings. Take a look at some of the featured articles and pages by clicking on the links below.
- How to Raise a "Wild" Child and Why You Should
- Getting Your Kids to Plug into Nature
- Earth Day Crafts
Discovery Education and PBS Learning Media
1. Nature Life Cycle (PreK-1)
5. EARTH A New Wild (3-12)
7. Songs for Unusual Creatures (K-8)
8. Engineering for Good (5-9)
Earth Day Virtual Field Trips