Happy Earth Day!
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. How are you celebrating? Perhaps go on a nature walk? Or create art from recycled materials? We have plenty of activities to keep you celebrating all day long.
CBC parents has some great crafts, activities and resources for kids and their grown ups (https://www.cbc.ca/parents/guide/tag/earth%20day ).
Check out these videos about sharing the earth by PBS Kids (https://pbskids.org/earthday/videos.html).
Earth Rangers has great environmental themed daily activities for kids as well as information about endangered animals (www.earthrangers.com).
There are some fun Earth Day crafts, worksheets and colouring pages here (https://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/index.html).
National Geographic Kids is a great place to find articles on nature, the environment, history and so much more (kids.nationalgeographic.com).
Reef Relief offers some really interesting lessons on marine life (www.reefrelief.org/blog/).
BEAN (Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network) has some great information on Ontario’s biodiversity. You can even find out what types of birds to look for in your own backyard (biodiversityeducation.ca/resources).
Toronto & Region Conservation Areas is a wonderful place to learn about our local wildlife (www.trca.ca/).
Want to see the Earth from space? Check out NASA’s space cam (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/).
Learn about the history of Earth Day (https://earthday.ca/).
You will need a library card to access these resources:
BookFlix has many books on nature, animals and the Earth but have suggested these two to start with https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0096pr/start?authCtx=U.630405050
Hoopla has many books on Earth Day for you to read (https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=earth+day&scope=everything&type=direct)
We have eBooks on Earth Day and the environment here ( https://rhpl.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/
Want more? See themed days by our staff on our Daily Adventures page.