Virtual Ways to Help your Kids Go Green on Earth Day

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Dad and son on a nature walk
Earth Day, which happens every year on April 22, is the perfect time to educate your little ones about the importance of respecting nature and keeping our environment healthy.
There are a ton of ways to make Earth Day come alive in your backyard or online. Here are some ideas you and your kids won’t want to miss:
  • 24 Hours of ActionEarth Day Network is encouraging people to take part in video teach-ins, virtual performances and more.
  • Five Days of Earth Day: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources education team has developed a series of short videos that highlight many aspects of what it means to enjoy, share and take care of the world around us.
  • Kalamazoo Virtual CelebrationThe Kalamazoo Nature Center and Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition have teamed up to offer a number of virtual events and activities you and your family can enjoy from home.
  • Detroit River Coalition Launches eEarth Day Challenge: In place of an in-person cleanup, the coalition is challenging people to choose one single-use plastic item they use frequently and make the switch to recycled or reusable items. This is a great opportunity to work with your kids to identify how you use plastic and if there are changes you could make to reduce your impact.
At-home activities you can do together include:
  • Take a nature walk (there are some great ideas to make the experience educational, here)
How will you be celebrating Earth Day this year? Share with us in the comments.
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