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.
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.
Find out about Earth Day events and activities, eco-information, and how to get involved.
Portal for U.S. Government Earth Day events and information.
Learn how Earth Day started back in 1970.
What is the purpose of Earth Day? How did it get started?
Follow the timeline to see how Earth Day has progressed through the years.
Learn more about the beginnings of Earth Day from the Library of Congress - American Memory.
Environmental tips for Earth Day and every day.
Learn how to protect the environment while at school.
This free environmental awareness project encourages students to decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day.
Celebrate your neighborhood by organizing an Earth Day event with your neighbors.
There are many ways that you can celebrate Earth Day. Here are 15 ideas from wikiHow.
These fun Earth Day craft projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.
ere are five ways to celebrate our planet on Earth Day or any day that you want to have fun and help the environment.
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.
These lessons engage students in creating maps of Earth, as well as exploring issues of junk mail and hazardous household waste.
This Earth day lesson teaches students about the environment and the effects of pollution and recycling on their community.
In this ReadWriteThink lesson, students participate in the Internet-based Earth Day Groceries Project.
Play this Jeopardy-like game on Earth Day, or anytime.
This collection of Science NetLinks lessons and resources will help teachers and students prepare Earth Day on April 22.
This lesson helps students understand that products and objects that humans make have lifespans, too, and that they need to be recycled, reused, and re-imagined.
In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
This lesson helps students understand the scientific research into climate change and the role of citizen scientists in helping professional scientists generate data to track the problem and devise solutions.
Celebrate Earth Day with online games, puzzles, crafts and coloring pages. Be sure to take the Earth Day quiz.
Here are some Earth Day related games available for children.
Test your Earth Day knowledge by taking this quiz.
A kid-friendly site about looking after the planet.
Watch Earth Day TV online.
A series of short videos from National Geographic on various topics ranging from water conservation, to farm restoration to manatees.
This video discusses the 'manufactured demand' for bottled water and presents some stunning facts about how pervasive our desire to drink from a bottle is.