Happy Earth Day!
Today is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! What is Earth Day? In 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin became deeply concerned that pollution of the environment was not being fully addressed in politics or in the media. He organized the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, to celebrate our planet and educate its inhabitants on how to be better stewards. Fifty years later, Earth Day is recognized worldwide with conferences, outdoor activities and service projects. How can you participate in Earth Day? It’s easy! Set aside some time today to educate yourself about global or local environmental concerns and do something! It can be as easy and important as collecting trash you see on your daily walk or making a commitment to recycle more.
Here are some suggestions how you and your family can celebrate Earth Day 2020:
History of Earth Day: https://www.earthday.org/history
Virtual Celebration for all ages: https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/exploratorium-virtual-earth-day-celebration-4-22-2020
Become a Citizen Scientist with Chicago Botanic Garden: https://budburst.org/forfamilies
What Kids Can Do: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/celebrations/earth-day/