Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day, everyone! There’s no better time than now to celebrate and appreciate all that the natural world has to offer. Take a moment (or a few!) today to get some fresh air and give thanks to Mother Earth for providing us with so much joy, knowledge, and peace.

Need some ideas for how to celebrate Earth Day? We’ve got a few to share thanks to the San Francisco Unified School District ‘s Science Department.

-SFUSD Office of Sustainability: Earth Day Every Day Challenge. Support the District’s sustainability goals: Zero Net Energy, Water Resilience, Zero Waste, Sustainable Transportation & Connection to Nature for a cash prize! Sign up here. h

-EYEWITNESS: Climate Change Storytelling Slam LIVE Earth Day, April 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PST. Storytellers and performers from the climate movement. Register Here for interactive livestream.

-Our Climate Our Future LIVE Q&A: How to become an Activist in the Digital Space with Vic Barrett, Xiuhtezcatl and Aryaana Khan. Tuesday, 4/21, 10am PST. Register here.

-California Academy of Sciences: Museum @ Home. Earth Day Event for 4th-8th graders (4/22, 9:10am or 10:10am). Info here

-SMCOE Earth Day Lesson Ideas by Subject Area and Grade Level: This document provides a list of lesson ideas and resources that can be used for distance learning. Sample Earth Day Lesson: This lesson provides a sample learning sequence for an Earth Day lesson. Virtual Field Trips & Hands-on Activities can be found here.

-Virtual Earth Day. Spreadsheet of ideas compiled by the Green Schools National Network.