Earth Day Activities
The Earth Day seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to help teach your students the importance of honoring Mother Earth. Ideas within this section include: projects, craft ideas, lesson plans, and Internet resources.
Your creativity can help other teachers.
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is celebrated in the U.S. and many other countries
worldwide. It is a day to inspire education, awareness and appreciation
about the Earth's
Earth Day takes place on April 22nd (U.S.) every year.
This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner.
- Earth Day History
Earth Day began April 22, 1970, when an estimated 20 million people across the United States participated in pro-environment demonstrations. The event proved so popular that it became an annual event.
Earth Day got its start when Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, read an article about anti-war "teach-ins" that were proving successful in the peace movement. Nelson, who was interested in environmental issues, thought that a teach-in might be successful in raising public awareness of the environmental degradation in this country and around the world.
The resulting event was dubbed Earth Day. It proved to be so successful that it became an annual occurrence.
The impact of Earth Day is unquestionable; Congress passed the Clean Air Act after Earth Day, and the Environmental Protection Agency was created with three years of the event.
Although Arbor Day is nearly 100 years older, it has largely been eclipsed by Earth Day.
Have A Happy Earth Day!
History synopsis submitted by: Victoria
- Earth Day Crossword Puzzle
Create your own Crossword or use our premade Earth Day word/clue list.
- Earth Day Word Search
Create your own or use our Earth Day word list.
- Earth Day Word Scramble
Create your own or use our Earth Day list.
- Environmental Poster Contest
Objectives: Development of creativity in discovering a way to help
preserve the precious environment and developing neatness and
Materials Needed: White construction paper (or other drawing paper
well suited for crayons), crayons. If desired: stencils, patterns.
Procedure: Have a poster contest in your class or with other
classes for the best poster about. ways to help preserve the
environment. Cut all paper the same size and allow children to use
crayons and draw their environmental friendly idea. If they are
available the children may use stencils for lettering or patterns
for the design.
Submitted by: Jennifer
- Earth Day Literature (Amazon.com)
Books available for Earth Day.
- Earth Day Websites
A large collection of websites with resources for preserving our planets natural resources
All About Earth Day
Brought to you by the Wilderness Society - Learn about the history of Earth Day!
Celebrate Earth Day with The Lorax
Play the fun game and help save the trees.
Celebrating Earth Day
Learn about "March for Parks," the nation's largest Earth Day event for parks and open spaces.