7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home
- Plant a garden. Earth Day is April 22, and it’s also the perfect time to plant that garden you’ve always wanted. Garden centers and home improvement stores are still open around the country, with many offering curbside pickup. Add a burst of color to your property with a row of flowers, try your hand at planting a vegetable garden or plant a tree!
- Learn about recycling. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about local recycling rules and refreshing your knowledge about what happens to the things we recycle. Share this information with your children as they are learning from home.
- Use the My Disney Experience app to explore the world of nature from home. Check out the “Wilderness Explorers at Home” feature on the app for a virtual tour of nature’s wonders.
- Learn about the plants in your neighborhood. Bring your daily walk around the neighborhood up a notch on Earth Day by looking out for plants in your area. You can use the Native Plant Finder website to find out which plants are native to your ZIP code. See how many of these plants you can find on your walk!
- Watch a documentary about our planet. Celebrate Earth Day by watching a fascinating documentary about the Earth. Netflix is now running “Our Planet,” an incredible docuseries hosted by David Attenborough featuring beautiful footage from around the world. You can also check out Disney+ for Disney nature’s “Elephant” and “Dolphin Reef,” which conveniently offer downloadable activity packets for kids.
- Watch the NASA Earth Exploration. Explore Earth on the space agency website and learn “10 Need-to-Know things about our planet.
- Join the Earthfest. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is airing an all-day “Earthfest” today. The live-streamed event will feature a full day of activities and education, including an “Earth Day Dance Party” at 3 p.m. EDT!
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