EARTH DAY Supplement
Happy Earth Day!
Now more than ever it is important to take the opportunity to celebrate and honor our earth by heeding the call to take action on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
This year’s theme is “Climate Action”.
On April 22, 1970, the original Earth Day was created in response to the numerous environmental crisis events taking place at that time such as oil spills and increased air pollution. On that day, nearly 20 million Americans united and organized events to protest the lack of environmental awareness and launched an environmental movement to move the planet forward in a new direction. The first Earth Day is credited for starting the modern-day environmental awareness movement.
Even though we are not able to gather this year on Earth Day 2020, we can do things right from our homes to celebrate the day.
Learn About the History of Earth Day
Take Action with GreeNCC:
Creating a Cleaner, Greener New Castle County
GreeNCC is County Executive Matt Meyer’s environmental initiative, which entails leading by example and educating the public about environmentally green practices. Even small actions taken by homeowners can have a huge impact on our waters and natural environment!
What you can do:
- Wash Smarter - Learn how to wash your car while reducing the amount of pollutants washing down the storm drain.
- Plant Native - Native plants help native animals, while also needing less care.
- Conserve Water - Change your water habits to use less water every day.
- Follow the Directions - To take care not to over-fertilize your lawn, follow the directions, that is all.
Learn About Endangered Animals
Strengthen your own awareness by learning about some of the endangered species around the globe such as tigers, elephants, and whales.
Read about endangered animals:
- You can access hoopla with your New Castle County library card. There you will find ebooks about endangered animals such as black rhinos, snow leopards, tigers, elephants, sea turtles and more! See what titles are available for children.
- National Wildlife Foundation
- The National Wildlife Foundation has made several copies of Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick, Jr., Cub, Zoobooks, Zoodinos, Zootles, and Zookies available for free as online magazines. Learn about tigers, apes, and more! Take a look.
- National Geographic KiDS
- Lots of content about animals from all over the globe. Go there now.
Observe real animals in real-time with these live cams:
More ideas from the web
Reuse Markers to Make Liquid Watercolors: https://www.education.com/activity/article/reuse-markers-to-create-liquid-watercolors/ [via: Education.com]
Make a Recycled Windsock: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Windsock-for-Children [via: WikiHow]