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APRIL: A BIG month for Climate Change, Science, and Environmental Education!
It’s going to be a big month for all of us both across the nation and ‘round the world. The celebration of Earth Day has been on April 22 since 1970, but this year there’s more happening than usual.
To make sure everyone has a clear picture of all that’s planned and the resources available to support both national and local efforts, here are some details:
April 22 - Earth Day
This year it’s all about environmental & climate literacy. There are oodles of ideas for your celebration at http://www.earthday.org/
April 22 - March for Science
The March for Science and Earth Day.org are joining forces with AAAS, NAAEE, and scores of other education and scientific organizations to demonstrate passion for science, and to publicly support scientific research and evidence-based policies. This is an international endeavor with many local marches ‘round the world and across the U.S. in addition to the large Washington D.C. march.
Resources to support education initiatives (from individual lessons to “teach-ins”) – especially those scheduled the week between April 22 & 29:
- Climate Education Week Toolkit
- NCSE Science Teach-In Toolkit, available to all organizations and individuals at no cost, to support science teach-ins being planned to share knowledge and raise awareness about science and its value to society – includes how you can organize a teach-in, answers to frequently asked questions, a planning checklist, and tips for communicating about your event.
April 29 - People’s Climate March
Educators from across the country are choosing to stand up for the importance of climate change education as an integral and interdisciplinary topic for all students.
- Information and resources specifically for educators: https://educators.peoplesclimate.org/
- A special page for youth: https://youth.peoplesclimate.org/
- The main page for the Washington DC march and information about buses going to DC from throughout the Eastern U.S. + locations and times for Sister Marches throughout the world: https://peoplesclimate.org/
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to engage learners of all ages in enhancing their understanding of climate change, science, and the environment and to join with your community in celebrating the Earth and its systems on which all of us depend for life!