Online events and citizen science projects planned
Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) has partnered with Earth Day to help afterschool and out-of-school time program providers involve their youth in important activities for Earth Day on April 22, 2020.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million individuals took to the streets to protest environmental ignorance and demand greater protections for our planet. This became the world’s first Earth Day.
To mark 50 years of action for our planet, Earth Day is returning to its roots to build an intergenerational movement demanding change. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the world’s largest civic event is going digital for the first time in its history. On April 22, programs, youth and their families can tune into Earth Day online at https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/ to be a part of it.
Afterschool programs can also participate by joining a citizen science initiative that offers at-home and solo activities, hosting digital events in their own community, joining a cleanup at a later time, and more.
Then, on April 28 at 10 a.m. ET, PSAYDN will offer the free online webinar “Integrating Authentic Citizen Science Learning Stem Experiences into Your Afterschool Program or Virtual Classroom.”
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future generations. PSAYDN urges afterschool and out-of-school time program providers to get involved with Earth Day activities for their program youth. The future is theirs.
Learn more at www.earthday.org
Tune in at www.earthday.org/earth-day-live
Plan a digital day at: https://www.earthday.org/actions/plan-a-digital-event/
Register for PSAYDN’s April 28 webinar at https://www.center-school.org/events/
PSAYDN is an initiative of Center for Schools and Communities, a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.