Learn more about the beginnings of Earth Day and one of its principal founders, Gaylord Nelson, from this multimedia website hosted by The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin.
Earth Day / Environmental Resources
Learn more about the cadre of young activists who organized the first Earth Day, including Arturo Sandoval, a Hispanic civil rights leader.
Edutopia offers tips for making schools greener, including product guides and strategies for the cafeteria and supply room.
This environmental issue of Edutopia's magazine includes a roster of green heroes, lesson plans, service-learning opportunities, the Go Green Database, and more.
Related lesson plans and websites for Earth Day, including history of the holiday and the Ecology Hall of Fame.
This Reading Rockets Activity Packet is designed to support reading activities at home. They have chosen a fiction and nonfiction book about the environment, appropriate for a first grade listening level, and included related activities to encourage some hands-on fun and learning.
National Geographic describes kid-friendly steps for planting a garden.
Multimedia video, photos, and articles about environmental topics including volcanoes and water use.
Lessons, articles, and fun activities for students help promote environmental awareness for Earth Day and throughout the year.
Interactive, multimedia lesson plans on environmental topics from PBS Teachers.