Fifty years ago, educators and students were the driving force behind the success of the very first Earth Day. Now, the Earth Day Network wants to support formal and non-formal educators as they implement environmental and civic education programming as the world celebrates the 50th Earth Day on April 22.
Inspired to build the world’s largest environmental movement that will “drive transformative change for people and planet,” the Earth Day Network strives to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Working with more than 75,000 partners in more than 190 countries, they focus year-round on “positive action for our planet.”
As part of this year’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Network is inviting educators around the world to register as Earth Day Schools. By doing so, teachers and administrators will join a global network of educators striving to increase climate and environmental literacy. Registered schools will also be added to the global map, where students can see how the stewardship activities they participate in throughout 2020 relate to work being done by their fellow students throughout the world. To join this global network of Earth Day Schools, please fill out the Earth Day School Form.
The Earth Day Network has also created an interactive map where users can find Earth Day events—from citizen science activities to cleanups to presentations to fairs to rallies—near them, wherever they are. Hosting your own Earth Day event this year? You can register it here!
By Leigh Cocanougher
KAEE is one of the country’s oldest associations supporting environmental education. We comprise people from all walks of life, coming together to support EE.