Apr 22, 2022
Today is Earth Day 2022. It's a day on the calendar when billions of people all over the world celebrate and advocate for our planet’s health. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” It’s something that gets more attention each year as climate change continues.
Nature activists in the US say it’s important to take note of how much government laws have done for nature. They say we should recognize the importance of those laws. They should remain a top priority.
The first Earth Day came in 1970. Since then, Congress has passed laws to improve our climate and to create programs that help people access nature.
Those laws also have reduced biodiversity loss. They've helped animals adapt to the effects of climate change. Nature advocates also note that this investment has helped the economy. One estimate says the outdoor recreation economy totals $689 billion each year.
On this Earth Day, many advocates argue that we need to keep investing in nature.
"Dear Future Generations: Sorry"
In this powerful video, poet Prince Ea issues an apology to future generations for what we are doing to our planet.
Snack-Sized Science: Plant Your Paper!
In this 30-minute video, students will see a demonstration of how to make plantable seed paper out of shredded junk-mail paper.
Earth Day Activities (3-5)
This group of Earth Day resources for students in grades three to five includes a word wall activity, art activities, writing prompts, and language arts activity worksheets.