Homeschool or Public School – Everyone Can Benefit From These Great Educational Earth Day Resources
We love to celebrate Earth Day! My son, T, wants to go into the field of conservation and ecology so celebrating Earth Day fits naturally into our homeschool curriculum. I have gathered together a list of some great resources that you can use in your classroom too. It’s more important than ever that we teach our children to love and protect our precious Earth.
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Curriculum and Lesson Plans for Earth Day
There are a lot of classroom resources available for Earth Day. Below I am including resources we have used in our own homeschool. Also, check out our Printable Earth Day Packet which is loaded with education and worksheets perfect for Earth Day.
On April 22, join us for 24 hours of action in a global digital mobilization that drives actions big and small, gives diverse voices a platform, and demands bold action for people and the planet. Over the 24 hours of Earth Day, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day will fill the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more.
This site offers a lot of fun Earth Day resources including:
- Artists for The Earth – a collection of art pieces either using natural products or focusing on Mother Earth, herself.
- Foodprints For The Future with a Foodprint Calculator
- Earth Day Climate Friendly Recipes
- Several Earth Day Quizzes
- Earth Challenge – A Citizen Science Initiative
Composting at home is SO EASY, but you do have to know a few things to make sure you get the desired results. While you are safe at home during Earth Month, what better time to make sure you are doing things correctly? Take our short composting quiz to test your knowledge. Make sure to click “view score” at the end to see how you did and view the correct answers. Then, share our quiz with friends!
PBS Learning Media offers almost 5000 resources perfect for Earth Day lessons. Starting with coverage of the first Earth Day back in 1970 to lesson plans about all things earth and earth-related, this is an absolute treasure trove of material for classrooms like yours.
Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal Educators’ Corner provides you with activities, lessons and educational resources to bring the ocean to life for your students. We have collected top resources from our collaborators to provide you with teacher-tested, ocean science materials for your classroom. We hope these resources, along with the rich experience of the Ocean Portal, will help you inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.
Everything from Exploring Earth resources to Earth Science Lessons, to STEM Projects and more…
All the resources here are free and available to teachers and students, parents, civic leaders, museums — and anyone else — to use and enjoy.
Each day of National Park Week has a theme to highlight what the National Park Service and our partners do and offer year-round.
National Park Week – Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to celebrate America’s treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park.
Many of us don’t think about how much we throw away each day and where it ends up. We’ve become disconnected from the waste stream and the processes involved because it has become so easy – throw something away and never see it again! This program is designed to make students aware of the implications of creating waste and identifies the ways we can all work together to reduce waste and recycle more.
Online Courses – Curriculum, and Posters Available
These beautiful butterflies are easy to make and you probably have everything you need to make them already.
I hope you find many ways to enjoy Earth Day as we celebrate it this year. Let us know how you decided to participate in the comments section below. We love to hear from you!
Be blessed, stay well, and love one another,
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