A round-up of Earth Day events and activities from the Greenhabilitator...
Is everyone else excited for Earth Day, which is coming up this week? I'm bummed that it falls on a Thursday, since we have work and school that day, but it sounds like the celebration will be overflowing to the weekend just about everywhere. Check the Earth Day Network's website for events in your area.
If you would rather serve than play this Earth Day, you can answer the President's call to action by visiting Serve.gov and signing up to volunteer at one of the many events. Or, check with the Nature Conservancy or Sierra Club
For those with time to volunteer in a classroom, at Girl/Boy Scouts, or other organizations, the EPA has put together an nice collection of websites and documents that one can use in discussing environmental topics like conservation, recycling, climate change and stewardship.
If you're looking for activities to do with the kids at home, I've stumbled across a million and one things over the past few weeks, but this was one of my favorites...
Cascadian Farm's See-Through Composter
I saw this one on Facebook last week and thought it was great. We compost in our yard, but it's not something the kids can really monitor from day to day like this. And I love that they have you put a plastic bag in there to show what doesn't break down.
You can also find more projects here:
has activities, crafts and recipes to try.
Education World offers five original lesson plans that will engage students in creating maps of an astronaut's view of Earth, exploring issues of junk mail and hazardous household waste, and learning about endangered species.
TeacherVision has an extensive list of resources, plans and activities for kids from Kindergarten all the way through high school.
So what are your plans for the big day? We'd love to know!