5 ways to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and even though you are stuck at home there are ways to celebrate and learn (and do your own part to help!)

BIG Earth Day 2020

What can you do to celebrate Earth Day from home? We have some ideas.

Here’s just a few things to do, see, and explore:

  1. Tour the country’s national parks – virtually! The National Park Servicehas set up webcams of local wildlife and you can participate in park activities from home. All Earth Day long, national parks around the country are hosting live streams on Facebook and Instagram. Explore national parks in Texas (https://www.nps.gov/state/tx/index.htm)
  2. Want to explore beyond our earth? Take a visit to the stars and learn how technology and space exploration affect our earth. The space agency is will host “NASA Science Live” broadcast featuring environmental experts exploring topics like green technology and coral reefs and posting a new YouTubeplaylist featuring a series of short videos from Earth science experts. https://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-day-2020
  3. How about some activities you can do inside and outside your house? Here’s a great list of ideas for you and the kids to do! Everything from picking up litter to building a terrarium! https://parade.com/1014585/marynliles/earth-day-activities-adults-kids/
  4. You may be stuck at home but animals are roaming! See how many stories you can find about animals coming out to play with fewer humans in their space. Here’s one about partying bears at Yosemite. https://www.foxnews.com/science/coronavirus-closure-yosemites-bears-making-the-most-of-the-peace-and-quiet
  5. Finally, BIG offers a way you can help the environment AND make money. For your Earth Day activity, can you find extra scrap metal around your house that you can recycle? Check out our list of possible items that you may have that can be recycled! https://bigcompany.com/make-money-during-coronavirus/



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