Earth Day - April 22

Earth Day – National Geographic
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/earth-day/   

Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. This National Geographic article provides an historical overview of Earth Day and links to many lessons and activities in the “Resource Library” section.


Earth Day – National Geographic for Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/celebrations/article/earth-day

Celebrate Earth Day at school or in communities through these activities suggested by NatGeo. These include “Waste Warriors”, “Plant a Tree”, “Turn Off the Lights”, Limit Water Usage”. A special video section is on reducing plastics.


Earth Day – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

This article is broken into sections related to the American founding of Earth Day in 1970 and annual Earth Day observances across the world that began in 1990. The stories of getting Earth Day going in the beginning would be a great way to have students create ads for today’s audiences.

Earth Day Official Website
https://www.earthday.org/
This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.  Find an event in which to participate at this site or plan something locally and submit the event at this site.  Teachers and community members can download an Earth Day Toolkit here.

Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day
https://www.epa.gov/earthday
Here are some excellent projects and ideas for schools. There are also accessible resources for specific topics and environmental issues.

42 of the Best Books for Celebrating Earth Day
https://www.weareteachers.com/best-earth-day-books-for-kids/

Here are book selections by teachers on animals, plants, and conservation for Earth Day and beyond. These suggested books are mostly for young readers.

Earth Day Live

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/ 

This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet....Because a green future is a prosperous future.

Popular Ask NASA Climate Topics

https://climate.nasa.gov/ask-nasa-climate/?tags=Climate%20Change

Here are articles and research on a range of topics related to climate change and environment.  Articles vary by issue and theme but have reliable science as their base.
 

National Geographic Lessons & Activities on Climate Change
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r_6QAe08NHn0oZcebir589IP53OdQAQl/edit

This is a list of grade leveled lessons and classroom activities from National Geographic Education about climate change.  The general goal is for students to review data such as ocean temperature rises or imbalances of ecosystems to determine how it may be impacting the earth.