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Earth Day For Educators

Earth Day For Educators

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with these fun, easy, and engaging activities for the schoolyard. These hands-on activities are a great way to empower your students to create positive change in their community and school.

Go On a Scavenger Hunt
A Scavenger Hunt is a great way to engage students outdoors. Divide the class into teams of three and send them on a mission! If the class is too large for three teams, consider letting half the class do another...
Plant a Tree and Make the World a Better Place
Trees provide shelter and food for animals, emit oxygen, sequester carbon dioxide that otherwise might be trapping heat in the atmosphere, provide shade, and stabilize soil with their roots. It’s hard to imagine an Earth Day project that has greater...
Make Seed Balls for Pollinator Habitats
Seeds rolled up in clay and compost balls make a great portable garden-starter that can be used on campus or in wasteland areas where wildflowers would be welcome. Kids can research what species of wildflowers are native and important to...
Conduct an Energy Audit
Ever heard of energy vampires? They are appliances and electronics that use a lot of electricity even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode. Kids can use a watt meter such as the  Kill-A-Watt EZ meter to plug in appliances and...