2020 (Virtual) Earth Day Events

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Earth Day Virtual Celebrations

There are many VIRTUAL events planned to celebrate Earth Day in Hampton Roads (and beyond!). Here is our BIG LIST! Additions to this Free List can be Submitted HERE.

 

Hampton Roads/Virginia Virtual Earth Day Events

 
Date:  April 15 - 25, 2020
Description:  Join Parks & Rec as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! For the first time, we're taking our outdoor event plans to the virtual world. Explore educational activities, interactive experiences and more to reinforce our community's environmental commitment.
 
Date:  April 16 - 22, 2020 from 9am-5pm
Description:  Check ONLINE and on social media for our Virtual EarthDay Festival. LIVE Facebook QuaranStream videos, fun learning and posts, tips on how to live green and so much more! Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day at the Virginia Living Museum!

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 8:45am-5pm It's Earth Day 2020! It's the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and we have a special day-long event planned online. Join us for a wide variety of discussions and activities! 
  
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10am-5pm
Description:  The Virginia Zoo is bringing you ideas, tips and tricks that you can do to make every day Earth Day. Say you’ll join us for a day of new videos, how-to’s and exclusive content just for our virtual event attendees.

 

Virtual Earth Day Events in Other Locations


Date: April 18 - 26, 2020
Description: Tickets are free! When you register, you'll receive an email link to our schedule of Live Content. You'll also automatically be entered into a raffle featuring green prizes, drawn every day. In order to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in April, we are creating a Virtual St. Louis Earth Day Festival April 18-26 which will feature daily online live content and links featuring amazing work in our community toward a more sustainable future.  

Earth Day LIVE Video Sunrise
 (Online - Facebook)
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:50am
Description:  To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we are live broadcasting the sunrise at the Juno Beach Pier. Since the Juno Beach Pier is temporarily closed to the public, we will bring serenity to you. Begin your morning by tuning into our Facebook LIVE of the sunrise at the Juno Beach Pier. The Live will appear on the page and also in the video section. To tune in go to Juno Beach Pier's home page at 6:50 a.m. est. Start Earth Day morning off with serenity from the outdoors!
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10am
Description:  Let's celebrate #EarthDayFromHome! Explore the botanical biodiversity from home: Submit photos and questions to expert botanist Donald McClelland live and learn about the plants that live with you and those visible from your window. Then, participate of a special workshop where you'll learn how to plant your own garden and create life right in your own kitchen!

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 10:30am EDT Description: April 22nd is Earth Day and we challenge you to join us OUTSIDE for a morning of virtual kids yoga in the grass and fresh air! (weather permitting)
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am
Description:  Join the NASA eClips Team, Teacher Advisory Board Members and NASA Partners for hands-on activities to learn more about our home planet! Follow along with the presenters in hands-on activities. Each activity will focus on a different aspect of Earth.  Register early!
  • Exploring Earth Activity: Paper Mountains
  • Earth's Location Activity: Play Dough Solar System
  • Earth's Atmosphere Activity: Sun Prints on Fabric
  • Earth's Cryosphere and Hydropshere Activity: Eyes on Earth
 
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11am
Description: Tune in to watch facilitator Laurel Zaima from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory present activities demonstrating glacier physics through experimentation with Glacier Goo, a substance you can create at home. Named for small pieces of ice found in both Arctic and Antarctic, "Bergy Bits" in nature are small pieces of floating ice that break from an iceberg, ice shelf, or glacier. Join in by doing these experiments at home to better understand these rivers of ice.
 
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:00pm
Description:  Gather the whole family for a live flight around the world to marvel at our planet’s natural wonders—from the Amazon Rainforest to the Sahara Desert, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Himalayas! Join Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart and Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty as we blast off into the outer reachers of our atmosphere and see our planet from outer space. Make sure to come with questions for our presenters to answer live!

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1pm EDT
Description: What has happened to our planet in the 50 years since the creation of Earth Day? Learn about the most significant developments to our environment in the last half century through the thoughtful infographic videos created by the Museum's Science Visualization team since 2017. The watch party will include a live chat with Museum Curator Nathalie Goodkin, and Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, and Laura Moustakerski, writer and producer of the Earth Day 2020 video. 
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 2pm
Description:  Join the NASA eClips Team, Teacher Advisory Board Members and NASA Partners for hands-on activities to learn more about our home planet! Follow along with the presenters in hands-on activities. Each activity will focus on a different aspect of Earth.  Register early!
  • Exploring Earth Activity: Infiniscope
  • Earth's Location Activity: Play Dough Solar System
  • Earth's Atmosphere Activity: Cloud Cover Estimator
  • Earth's Resources Activity: Sun S'mores
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3pm EDT
Description: Follow this live workshop where you can learn how to make your own musical instruments out of recyclable and other discarded materials around your house. Then, join in a multi-media, multi-player performance where you can be part of the orchestra playing for this celebration of Earth. Note: You don’t need to have materials in order to participate–there’ll be plenty to do. Be sure that everything that you collect is clean, safe, and disinfected. And always check with an adult first!  
 
NASA TV Live! (Online)
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3pm
Description:  NASA Science Live: Earth Day special.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12pm PST/3pm EST 
Description: Join us right here on Facebook for a special live broadcast on Earth Day from the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. Meet the special rhinos that are part of our long term efforts to save the northern white rhino, and learn from the researchers and wildlife care specialists at our one-of-a-kind research center.
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6pm
Description:  Join us for a night out in the Goldilocks Zone with planetary geologist Martha Gilmore and the Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart. Hop aboard a live flight to unveil the mysteries of Earth’s toxic twin, Venus, and the dynamic nature of our planetary neighbors. What can Venus and Mars teach us about climate change and the unique conditions that support life on Earth?
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7pm
Description:  Hosted by Unreasonable Kids™ parents and kids are invited to come to the Brooks Crossing iLab to learn how to become a world changer. Climate change represents one of the world's biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. In honor of Earth Day, parents and kids will learn how to become great citizens of the world and to rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future. #SDG13 #ClimateAction #inspireKidstoDo
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8pm
Description:  Think you know the Earth? Prove it! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink and join us for this virtual trivia evening game co-hosted by the Museum and the NYC Trivia League. Gather a team or play solo to compete for a chance to win a spot at a virtual happy hour hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, featuring Museum scientists.
The best way to play along is on two devices—use one to tune in at 7:55 pm to NYC Trivia League’s Instagram Live, and the second to access your Google Form Digital Answer Sheet. (Check back on Wednesday for the link to the Google Form.)
Cost:  FREE
 
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