Environmental Education - Earth Day Ideas

Events in Maine

Materials taken from sources as listed. Visit individual sites for more details and updates. Not associated with or endorsed by MDEP. Other events may be happening in your area!


NASA logo

Earth Day 2020: NASA celebrates Earth Day 50
On April 22, NASA and the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. NASA’s Earth science, technology and space exploration are essential to the future of our planet.

Earth Day Film Festival– April 22 - online - Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the seventh annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour.  Join us for a curated selection of short independent films featuring the outdoors, a special raffle, and an evening celebration of Earth Day. https://maineaudubon.coursestorm.com/course/earth-day-film-festival1?sort=date


National Park Week 2020 logo

Acadia National Park - Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26. Parks across the country host a variety of special programs and events with a focus on digital experiences in 2020. There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm


Maine Conservation Voters - Virtual Earth Day Fair
Join MCV and Maine Audubon from your home to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and take action! Join us for one event or the whole day! 


A Few Resources

Materials taken from sources as listed. Not associated with or endorsed by MDEP. Visit individual sites for more details and updates.

Earth Day Network: End Plastic Pollution - https://www.earthday.org/earthday/

PC Globe Hydrosphere Learning Activity - Students will study and visit the Hydrosphere Study Site, conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land cover, water quality, and document their findings. They will use this initial investigation to raise questions about local land cover and/ or water chemistry issues that may require further investigation. - https://www.peacecorps.gov/educators/resources/pc-globe-hydrosphere-learning-activity/

University of Maine Office of Sustainability - Earth Week resources

Earth Day Videos


Topics Include:

  • Leaded Gas
  • Acid Rain
  • Bald Eagle
  • Air Pollution
  • Clean Air

Community Services Ideas

Service Learning – Learning By Doing: Students Take Greening to the Community - https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-04/documents/servicelearning.pdf

Environmental Information – What is Happening in Your Area Today

My Environment - Use MyEnvironment to explore a wide variety of information about environmental conditions and pollution levels where you live. - https://www3.epa.gov/myem/envmap/find.html

Air Now - Planning ahead for a day outside? AirNow gives you forecasts, maps, and data for the air quality where you live and learn about the Air Quality Index.  - https://airnow.gov/

Greener Living Ideas

How We Use Water - https://www.epa.gov/watersense/how-we-use-water

Water Sense for Kids - https://www.epa.gov/watersense/watersense-kids

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - https://www.epa.gov/recycle

Electronics Donation and Recycling - https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling

Energy and the Environment - https://www.epa.gov/energy