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Celebrate #EarthDayAtHome with NASA

Celebrate #EarthDayAtHome with NASA. Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and NASA is inviting all citizens of our planet to join in an exciting celebration from the comfort of home. 

“Much as our Earth’s systems are interconnected, so too, are all of us. To help connect us virtually this Earth Day, we encourage you to share on social media photos and images of how you marked the 50th anniversary, using the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome,” writes NASA.

“This could be a picture of a special science activity, an original work of art you created, the tree outside your window, or whatever inspires you.”

Scientists at NASA have posted activities, videos, and other resources on the websites NASA at Home and NASA STEM at Home to help everyone observe Earth Day. You will discover video games, social media events, mobile apps, and projects designed especially for Earth Day.

The following are some of the fun #EarthDayAtHome activities that you will not want to miss.

Create your own Earth Day images and animated GIFS with the NASA Worldview data visualization app. A special image gallery will be available for you to explore satellite views of natural phenomena such as hurricanes forming and volcanoes erupting.

If you want to see what Earth will look like from space on Earth Day, new posters are available from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. You can download posters and wallpaper for computers and smartphones.

There is also an online gallery of downloadable posters that feature images from NASA Earth science missions.

On April 22 at 11:00 a.m. (ET), NASA scientists will host a watch party on NASA Earth Facebook to discuss living and working in Antarctica. After presenting a short video, the experts will be available to answer viewers’ questions.

At 3:00 p.m., NASA Science Live will air its special Earth Day episode featuring NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

“On this Earth Day, as we physically separate ourselves by necessity, we can still collectively appreciate the wondrous beauty of our planet and the extraordinary science that helps us understand how it all works – and we can do it from our homes,” writes NASA.

For more fun ways to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, check out the #EarthDayatHome website.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer


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