April is a big month for celebrating our planet. Aside from being National Keep America Beautiful Month and National Garden Month, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd every year. With this year’s Summer Reading Program theme being “Build a Better World,” there are so many opportunities for your library and your patrons to participate in the festivities!
For teens interested in being on the Youth Advisory Council for Keep America Beautiful, please visit: https://www.kab.org/our-programs/education/youth-advisory-council.
The website for Keep America Beautiful also has guides for students and leaders in project-based learning that our country benefits from: https://www.kab.org/our-programs/education/student-and-leader-learning-guides
The Earth Day Network organization is planning a March for Science down in Washington, D.C. and has several campaigns to make our society a healthy place for all creatures: http://www.earthday.org
NASA is promoting the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome on Earth Day to tag pictures of your favorite places on the planet: https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/on-earth-day-show-nasa-how-there-s-noplacelikehome
Snapchat partnered with BBC to produce Discovery Stories that were featurettes of the first six episodes from Planet Earth II. Planet Earth II is available for viewing on the BBC America website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/planet-earth-ii/where-to-watch