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Celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day: Lesson Plans and Resources

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Earth Day Activites and Lesson Plans

Celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd and National Arbor Day on the last Friday of April each year serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to protect the environment. These special days provide a unique opportunity for educators and parents alike to engage students of all ages—from preschool to high school—in learning about the importance of environmental stewardship and the practical actions they can take to contribute to a healthier planet.

Using a variety of preK-12 Earth Day activities, lesson plans and resources dedicated to these celebrations can help illuminate the critical role each individual plays in safeguarding our natural world. By exploring topics such as recycling, conservation, biodiversity, and sustainable living, students can gain valuable insights into how their behaviors and choices impact the environmen Earth Day activities offer chances to learn about planting trees and cleaning up local parks to fun Earth Day word searches and coloring actviities.

Moreover, these educational resources can also foster a deeper understanding of the global challenges we face, such as climate change, deforestation, and water scarcity. By encouraging students to take action in their communities, educators and parents can empower the next generation to become proactive environmental advocates. Whether through classroom discussions, community service projects, or family Earth Day activities, these observances offer meaningful ways to engage students in learning about and contributing to environmental protection.

Check out the resources below, and start your lesson planning with these engaging and informative materials designed to inspire students to make a difference. Let's harness the power of education to cultivate a more sustainable and eco-conscious future for all.

Resources

Recycling At School
Lesson

Recycling At School

Lesson Plan | PRE-K

Earth Day Celebration
Lesson

Earth Day Celebration

Lesson Plan | Grades K-2

Earth Day Game: Natural Resources Bingo
Lesson

Earth Day Game: Natural Resources Bingo

Activity, Lesson Plan | Grades K-8

Don't Waste It
Lesson

Don't Waste It

Lesson Plan | Grades 4-12

No Taste for Food Waste
Lesson

No Taste for Food Waste

Activity | Grades 6-12

The Human Impact of America's Trash on EcoSystems
Lesson

The Human Impact of America's Trash on EcoSystems

Activity, Assessment, Handout, Presentation | Grades 6-8

Earth Friendly Eating Activity
Lesson

Earth Friendly Eating Activity

Handout | PRE-K, Grades K-6

Celebrate Nature with Film
Lesson

Celebrate Nature with Film

Activity, Lesson Plan | Grades 3-7

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