Earth Day NASA Resources for Informal Education

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Last updated 3/4/2020 - Added NASA's Earth Day 2020 site

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and NASA has big plans for the 50th anniversary. NASA's Earth Day 2020 site is now live.

Earth 101


  • Earth Day 2020 - For members, read more about the 50th Anniversary Campaign, and hear the Earth 101 telecon.  Alliance members can use our Earth Science Telecons, like this fan favorite about ARIA to show audiences how NASA Earth Science is saving time, money, and lives in disaster areas across the globe.
  • Trees Challenge 2020 - GLOBE Observer is hosting a month-long citizen science challenge in April 2020. Volunteers are invited to measure the height of as many different trees as possible throughout the month using the Trees tool in the GLOBE Observer app.
    Observer GLOBE
  • For libraries - the STAR Net Our Planet Earth Campaign
  • Celebrating Earth's Beauty - Looking for Earth images?  The best Earth images are usually kept here.  You can just print out your favorites, and maybe laminate them for longevity. Alternatively, you can use the official NASA ebooks "Earth as Art" and "Earth at Night" Here's one of our all-time favorites from the gallery, an Earthrise:



    Other Resources lists:  

    Older campaigns:

    • Earth Day 2019:  #PictureEarth - Show NASA how you see our planet through photos posted on social media.
    • Earth Day 2018 (#NASA4EARTH) spotlights how NASA pioneers and supports an amazing range of advanced technologies and tools to help scientists and environmental specialists better understand and protect our home planet.

    This special resource has been made available to all viewers.  Please note that (free) membership is required for full access to the Museum Alliance site; please visit Join Our Community to learn more.  

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