Earth Day is held annually during spring and is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Earth Day, which was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22.
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Things to Do
UEN's Climate Science In addition to high quality, entertaining videos that were developed to teach students about climate and climate change, the site features lesson plans, web sites, books and career information.
Earth Day NetworkFind out about Earth Day events and activities, eco-information, and how to get involved.
EarthDay.govPortal for U.S. Government Earth Day events and information.
Earth Day TimelineFollow the timeline to see how Earth Day has progressed through the years.
Earth Day Groceries ProjectThis free environmental awareness project encourages students to decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day.
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Dayere are five ways to celebrate our planet on Earth Day or any day that you want to have fun and help the environment.
What On Earth Are You Doing for Earth Day?Hold an Earth Day Fair. Start a school recycling program. Or get your students involved in one of the terrific online projects that promote environmental awareness and conservation.
Best Lessons on Earth (Day) These lessons engage students in creating maps of Earth, as well as exploring issues of junk mail and hazardous household waste.
Earth Day ExtravaganzaThis Earth day lesson teaches students about the environment and the effects of pollution and recycling on their community.
Earth Day GamesCelebrate Earth Day with online games, puzzles, crafts and coloring pages. Be sure to take the Earth Day quiz.
The GREENSA kid-friendly site about looking after the planet.
Earth Day Education Resource LibraryA variety of engaging climate, civic and environmental education resources. Explore games, activities and lessons for all ages and to get ready for a day of civic action on April 22.
TV / Videos
The Story of Bottled WaterThis video discusses the 'manufactured demand' for bottled water and presents some stunning facts about how pervasive our desire to drink from a bottle is.