Although “Every day is earth day,” if there’s a month that’s especially tender to the earth, it’s April, month of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day, and of the U.S.’s National Environmental Education Week (this year April 10-16), which “inspires environmental learning and stewardship” for K-12 students.
Especially with the warmer weather, April is an excellent time to share some environmental protection activities with your students to celebrate the wonder and importance of the natural world. IHE has several free, downloadable activities you can use, including activities for reverence-building, such as Wonder Walk, Find Your Tree, Everything is Beautiful or Council of All Beings. You can help students pay attention their impact on the planet and its inhabitants though activities such as Trash Investigators or Leave Only Footprints. Or, do some major critical exploration and future-thinking with activities like Sustainer or Spaceship Earth.
Check out all our Environmental Preservation Activities.
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