Earth Day All Year
By Dr. Biology
Illustrated by Sabine Deviche
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- Earth Day: annual day set aside to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. First celebrated April 22, 1970... more
- Phosphate: 15th element on the periodic table of elements. Phosphates are mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and industry.
For our contribution to Earth Day we gathered together some information filled websites to visit and also included some fun things of our own. For your eyes, we created a modified Ask A Biologist banner as a tribute to the day. It was inspired by the creative folks at Google. For your ears we have two musical compositions that use several of our bird recordings from our virtual aviary. Soon we will have an experiment or two that you can try out.
... and remember even though the official Earth Day celebration is only once a year. You can practice what you learn all year round.
For your eyes – creative things to view and visit.
Sabine Deviche created our Earth Day graphic. Other artists have created cool art dealing with our planet and our limited resources. One website you might like to visit is a recent sustainablility art show. It's all about P, as in phosphorus, food and our future.
For your ears – music to listen to.
We have a real treat from composer Z. M. E. Barnes. Last year she composed two pieces for Earth Day. You will notice both compositions include some cool vocals from our birds found in the virtual aviary. You can use our Bird Finder tool to have your own fun with the birds.
Tall Grass Episodes [length 5:10]
Chetowaik’s Nest [length 5:15]
For your curiosity - websites to visit.
Earth Day History – Earthday Network
Earth Day - EPA
Eco Games - EcoKids
EOL - Encyclopedia of Life
Kids Choice - Species
Also, have you heard about P? No not pee! P, the 15th element on the periodic table of elements. Some of our scients are very interested in P. Find out why it is so important and if we might be running out of this important element.