Earth day celebration began in 1970 and is celebrated every year on April 22nd. Started by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth day is a recognized celebration all over the world! Very cool! It was started to bring awareness to the public about what was going on in the environment. In the 1960’s evidence began to surface that pollution was starting to affect the earth and people. It was Senator Gaylord Nelson vision to start a grassroots movement to get the government involved. Because of his efforts, several pieces of legislation were introduced such as the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. Thank you, Senator!
This Earth Day let’s get involved and show our children how important it is to take care of the Earth that sustains our lives. Check out the video you can show your kids about Earth Day. Get together and do some fun Earth Day STEM activities! Get outside, plant a tree, pick up some litter around your neighborhood, get creative!
April 21, 2017
Earth Day is such an awesome time to introduce important concepts such as recycling, pollution, planting, composting, and reusing with kids. These Earth Day activities will get you started to make Earth Day every day in your home or school. Even young children can get involved and learn how to help our planet! I chose these Earth Day activities for their great hands-on learning opportunities.