Earth Day will be here soon (April 22), and it’s time to celebrate the planet. But for many, the ongoing pandemic means that in-person group activities may not be practical or even possible. So while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’ll celebrate the very first Digital Earth Day too. Here are a few fun “close to home” activities you can do individually or with your children to honor our amazing Earth.
Earth Day began in 1970, when Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded it after a devastating oil spill off the California coast. At the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans, or 10% of the country’s population at that time, participated in events related to environmental science. Today Earth Day is recognized in more than 193 countries.