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Earth Day Resources

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

1. Nature Works Everywhere

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. 

2. Earth Day Network

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. 

3. Ecosense for Living

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.

Discovery Education and PBS Learning Media

1. Nature Life Cycle (PreK-1)

2. Discovery Education Earth Day Content Collection (K-12)

3. Earth Day Virtual Viewing Party (K-12)

4. Discovery Education Earth Day Resource Guide (K-12)

5. EARTH A New Wild  (3-12)

6. Earth's Endangered Species Photo Collection (K-8)

7. Songs for Unusual Creatures (K-8)

8. Engineering for Good (5-9)

9. The Environmental Movement and the First Earth Day (6-12)

Earth Day Virtual Field Trips 

1. Gray's Reef Live Exploration

2.  From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil 

3.  Mount Kilimanjaro

4.  Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trip: Artic ABCs