Earth Day Activities 2017

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:

The website for Keep America Beautiful also has guides for students and leaders in project-based learning that our country benefits from:

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:

NASA is promoting the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome on Earth Day to tag pictures of your favorite places on the planet:

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:

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New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.