Celebrate our home planet: Earth Day 2020

Most of us won’t be venturing into the great outdoors on Wednesday (April 22), but you can still celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in style.

NASA, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, and a number of other organizations are offering online activities that will teach you more about our planet Earth and drive home the need to protect its plants, animals, and wide-open spaces.

The space agency has combined a variety of educational resources into a 50th-anniversary toolkit, which is designed to get conservation messages across to young people — and the rest of us as well. NASA has also launched an #EarthDayAtHome campaign to help the public celebrate.

“Fifty years ago, people around the world celebrated the first Earth Day (April 22, 1970). Organizers selected dates and planned activities specifically to engage young people in the growing environmental awareness movement,” NASA officials wrote in a statement on the toolkit’s home page.

“As we plan for Earth Day 2020, NASA continues that outreach to young people and their mentors by pulling together various resources from across the agency into this online Earth Day Toolkit,” they added. “All the resources here are free and available to teachers and students, parents, civic leaders, museums — and anyone else — to use and enjoy.”

The space agency will also host a special Earth Day edition of “NASA Science Live” on Wednesday at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). The webcast will feature agency chief Jim Bridenstine, who will talk about how NASA tec is helping scientists learn about Earth and its many interconnected systems.

US Expat Carolyn Watson-Dubisch locked down in Mazatlan with her family also an artist was proud to represent Mazatlan in the Virtual Earth Day Chalk Art Festival. There”s artists from around the world participating. This is her video

Source: Space.com

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