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8 ways to celebrate #EarthDayAtHome

How-To's and Tips | 04/21/20
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Earth Day 2020 is certainly one unlike any we have ever experienced. Below are eight ways to celebrate at home while social distancing.

  1. Watch the NASA Science Live webcast. The space agency website will host a special edition of the webcast on Earth Day, April 22, at 2 p.m. CDT, featuring agency chief Jim Bridenstine.
  2. Celebrate with the San Diego Zoo. One of the planet’s most famous zoos will celebrate with Facebook live broadcasts, a nature scavenger hunt, and print outs to color at home.
  3. Join the Earthfest. The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is airing an all-day “Earthfest” on Wednesday. The live-streamed event will feature a full day of activities and education, including a “watch party” at 5 p.m. CDT, where participants can “hop aboard” a live flight to explore our neighboring planets.
  4. Learn about The Nature Convervancy. Ascend is proud to support the great work of the Tennessee chapter of the Nature Convservancy. Just last year TNC preserved more than 253,000 acres of forestland in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.
  5. 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. Curious what a certain plant is? Google Lens can help you identify leaves and blooms. You can also 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!
  6. 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 that features beautiful footage from around the world. You can also check out Disney+ for Disneynature’s “Elephant” and “Dolphin Reef,” which conveniently offer downloadable activity packets for kids.
  7. Plan your garden. Earth Day is the perfect time to plan that garden you’ve always wanted. 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! Many local retailers are offering curbside or drive-thru pickups for plants to get you started.
  8. 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.

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