Tomorrow, April 22nd, is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! This annual holiday gives us a special opportunity to honor our natural surroundings and support environmental initiatives around the globe. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, NASA put together an online “toolkit” to help those staying at home experience and learn about the Earth in new dimensions. The webpage includes learning materials, videos, opportunities to explore conservation efforts around the world. https://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-day-2020-50th-anniversary-toolkit . They also offer a “Ciencia de la NASA” database with materials for Spanish speakers. https://ciencia.nasa.gov/
Also linked is an easy Earth Day craft using coffee filters and markers. https://iheartcraftythings.com/earth-day-craft-with-writing-prompt.html .
It is always a good time to celebrate our Earth. As we stay inside and limit movement, there are signs of Spring and natural life still thriving and blooming around us. Easy tips like being conscious of energy use at home, looking to ‘up-cycle’ old items in creative new ways, and recycling plastic and paper materials can make an important sustainable impact.