It’s the 50th Earth Day and Roberson is bringing Earth Day into your home with a week’s worth of activities and live streams all putting the focus on nature.
This year’s Earth Day theme is all about climate action. Below you’ll find a list of activities that focus on expanding our understanding of the world around us, and how we can take action to tackle the compounding climate change challenge ahead of us.
Four Seasons Handprint (Grades K – 2)
Let’s learn about the four seasons through crafting. In a fun creative way, kids can decorate their handprinted tree with the leaves, animals, weather patterns, and activities you would find on or near trees throughout the year.
Create a Water Cycle in Your Home (Grades K – 2)
Use household items to create a miniature model that will demonstrate the process of the water cycle.
Happy Earth Day Pop-Up Card (Grades 3 – 5)
Let’s get crafting! While we are stuck inside, let’s bring some cheer to someone close to us. Follow these directions to make a “Happy Earth Day” pop-up card.
Build a Water Filter (Grades 3 – 5)
Clean water is a very important resource for everyone, and climate change may be affecting our ability to access it. Explore water pollution and how the process of filtration works in this experiment.
Make a Solar Oven (Grades 6+)
Study the impact of the greenhouse effect, and have a tasty snack, by building a solar oven right at home!
Generate Energy from Wind (Grades 6+)
How are windmills helping to reverse climate change? This activity helps us think about ways we can help to reverse climate change–all from your own home.
If you would like to support the creation of these activities, virtual tours, and more while Roberson is closed, please consider becoming a member or making a donation.
More Earth Day resources:
Your child can explore more about the ecology and going green in one of Roberson’s many week-long Summer Camps. Sign up to reserve a spot.