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Earth Day

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General Info

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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

— Jane Goodall


In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County would like to encourage you to get out into nature. Enjoy this collection of activities, content, and videos to inspire your exploration outdoors. 

Looking for recommendations on where to find nature in Los Angeles? Purchase the Wild L.A. book from the Museum gift store.

Earth Day Programs 2021

  1. Get Ready for the City Nature Challenge this Earth Day!
  2. City of STEM - with a segment featuring the Mobile Museums of NHMLA

Upcoming Projects

  1. Wild L.A. curriculum: Lessons developed by Foshay Learning Center teachers focusing on neighborhood biodiversity and the book Wild LA. This series seeks to engage students in community science, data analysis, and mapping with iNaturalist in order to explore the wonders of nature in our local spaces. [Coming soon]
  2. Wild L.A video series from our Museum Educators team [Coming Summer 2021]

Sneak Preview

Preview Nickelodeon's brand-new Earth Day special, "Nick News: Kids and the Impact of Climate Change", which aired on Saturday, April 17. 

History of Earth Day

Enjoy this primer on the history of Earth Day from Nickelodeon's brand-new Earth Day special, Nick News: Kids and the Impact of Climate Change. Hosted by CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas, the hour-long special aimed to tackle environmental issues, educate kids on the importance of protecting the planet, and empower action through stories of kids and families across the country who are working to address the effects of climate change in their communities.

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