To celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2021, Discovery Education and several content, corporate, and community partners present educators, students, and families 51 engaging, curated activities and events. Found online at Discovery Education’s 51 Ways to Earth Day website, these dynamic digital resources inspire students to explore the natural phenomena in the world around them as they observe the 51st Earth Day in the classroom or at home. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
The 51 Ways to Earth Day resources include live events, videos, podcasts, ready-to-use instructional resources, Virtual Field Trips, and fun family activities from Discovery Education’s robust collection of Earth Day content, as well as resources from trusted partners. Among the exciting no-cost events planned are:
Diversity in STEM Discussion:
Building a Sustainable Future Through Inclusion
4/20 at 2 p.m. ET
It’s no surprise that diverse perspectives and broader representation can play a significant role in solving the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. But how are we creating opportunities for tomorrow’s diverse change agents to explore interests, grow critical skills, and access real-world opportunities? During this interactive discussion, corporate and educational leaders will examine key actions and strategic programs that allow students to showcase their abilities and ideas, test-drive their interests, and gain valuable network connections.
Save the Ocean with Patrick Dykstra
4/22 at 10 a.m. ET
Meet discovery+’s Chasing Ocean Giants host Patrick Dykstra and learn what inspired him to become an ocean explorer, adventurer and filmmaker, and what we can all do to make the world a better place for wildlife.
Green Goes Live!
4/22 at 12 p.m. ET
Don’t miss this live Twitter chat with Minnesota Twins player Nelson Cruz! Join the team @DiscoveryEd to hear from a real player and pitch in to the conversation.
Learn About Rising Sea Levels with a NASA Scientist
4/22 at 1 p.m. ET
Catch a Q&A session with Dr. Josh Willis, oceanographer, and lead scientist for the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) initiative.
“Connecting my students to real-world learning for Earth Day is made fun and easy thanks to the curated digital content from Discovery Education,” said Genny Kahlweiss, 3rd Grade Teacher at Saint Columban School in the Diocese of Orange, California. “These new resources ensure engaging learning experiences for all my students whether we are learning together in person or remotely.”
Included in the 51 Ways to Earth Day are resources on all things Earth. Students examine the impact of plastics and fast fashion, study polar bear migration, learn about sustainability efforts at Major League Baseball parks, and experience how fragile the Earth is through the eyes of astronauts. Students can explore the wide world with DE original content and instructional resources, as well as trusted content from Discovery Channel, Major League Baseball, World Wildlife Fund, NASA, Newsy, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Science News for Students, and more.
Also available to educators are no-cost resources from several corporate and community partner initiatives – including from Itron, Boeing, Chevron, AES, P&G, and Caterpillar – focused on sustainability and Earth-conscious learning. Covering topics from conservation and the STEM professions involved in going green to the future of cities and recycling, these engaging resources present communities with high quality, standards-aligned content exploring some of the most important topics of our time through engaging media. Find all the Earth Day content in Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform on a specially curated 51 Ways to Earth Day Channel and on the 51 Ways to Earth Day resource page.
“Every year, Earth Day provides educators and students the opportunity to take a closer look at the world around them, and Discovery Education is proud to provide resources that ignite that curiosity and inspire learning,” said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s Chief Executive Officer. “By encouraging students to engage with their natural environment, we can inspire lifelong learning as we learn how to make our world a healthier place. Every action—big or small—helps to make a difference.”
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