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Earth Day For Kids

Earth Day For Kids

Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment and occurs on April 22nd. These great learning activities will get you started in making Earth Day every day!

Do Good and Increase Your Ecological Handprint
Tired of hearing what a negative impact humans have on the planet? Frustrated by feeling like BigFoot when you calculate your ecological or carbon footprint?  Handprinter.org lets you flip that mindset upside down and figure out how much Good you...
Find Out What’s Good in Your Hood . . .
Maybe the nature in your schoolyard seems somewhat limited, and the nearest park is a long way away. Even when it seems there are more buildings around than trees, your neighborhood is still part of an urban ecosystem. Kids can...
Build a Native ‘Air Bee ‘n Bee’: An Engineering Challenge
Photo credit: NurtureStore Honeybees, who live in hives, are great pollinators but not native to the U.S. Our wild, native mason bees live alone and look for places to nest in small open cylinders such as...
Go Zero!
Recycling is important, but the US does not have the capacity to process all the recyclables we produce. What would it take to change habits, reject single-use packaging and products, and live a “zero waste” lifestyle? Kids can measure their...
Explore Plants and Animals in the Schoolyard
Students can find out what organisms are living in their schoolyard (or backyard) with a cool new phone app called SEEK by I-Naturalist. It geolocates a user without any need to log in and provides pictures of plants, animals, fungi,...
Have Something to Recycle? Find Out How and Where!
Recycling is important, but it can be complicated. What can’t go in your curbside bin? How many times can something be recycled? What about really large or dangerous items? Find out how and where to recycle items.
Conduct a Schoolyard Clean-Up and Analyze the Trash
Join the Litterati – a global community that is identifying, mapping, and collecting the world’s litter. If you had to guess what makes up most of the trash in the schoolyard, what would it be? Litterati is an app that...