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Today, Earth Day, it is important to celebrate and teach kids (of all ages) about the wonders of our planet, and how to live more sustainably on it. From now through Saturday, NASA is hosting a virtual event focused on “exploring the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, water cycle, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate.” The program is called #ConnectedByEarth and will include conversations with astronauts and scientists working in space, videos, and even a “kid-friendly fun zone.” The event is free — anyone can attend — to register, just click here. NASA is also asking people across the globe to post an image on social media with whatever it is on Earth that connects you to our planet using the hashtag #ConnectedByEarth. And if you are looking for a great way to explain climate change to your kids, this is a wonderful interactive guide by Julia Rosen with beautiful illustrations by Yuliya Parshina-Kottas that appears in The New York Times online. Happy Earth Day, Friends of the Planet!
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer While going to space has been one big step for mankind, it could also be one big step backward for the environment. Tesla’s SpaceX Starship launched earlier this year, which triggered a fireball to explode on the launchpad. This explosion shot debris across the Boca Chica tract of the […]
“Arguably, the light bulb is the most transformative invention humans have introduced to this planet. But if light bulbs have a dark side, it’s that they have stolen the night.” Nadia Drake, a contributing writer for national geographic, says that losing our connection to the night sky is one of the world’s great tragedies. But now, […]
In the span of two weeks, two of the world’s richest men blasted off to suborbital space with the intended goal of promoting commercial spaceflight. This past week, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos took his trip on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. This prompted questions about the environmental impact of private space travel. The […]
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