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Earth Week

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Earth Day turned 50 years old in 2020! Celebrate with our special online activities. Watch a biodiversity bug talk, hear a Love the Earth story time, participate in our nature scavenger hunt, learn what you can do to help animals and more!

United for Earth Day

The Academy teamed up with Adventure Aquarium and Philadelphia Zoo for a special Earth Day panel.


Earth Day From Home

kids doing science craft 

Learn about our natural world with these fun, interactive, hands-on activities that are easy to do with basic household materials. 


Get Outside Nature Hunt

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Listen for bird calls, smell a flower and hug a tree to complete this outdoor scavenger hunt! Bring your completed scavenger hunt on your next visit to the Academy for a free child’s admission with a paid adult admission.

Can’t print this page right now? No problem! Record your answers on a separate sheet of paper and bring it with you. Already a member who visits for free? Email membership@ansp.org for a special renewal discount for completing your scavenger hunt.

Click here to download the nature hunt!


Love the Earth Story Times

Read along with early childhood educator Mariah Romaninsky as she shares some of her favorite books that celebrate Earth and its environments. For ages 2-5.

Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson


Biodiversity Bug Talks

Learn about the biodiversity of bugs and meet some of the insects that live at the Academy with educator David Schloss in these three short videos:

Amblypygid and Vinergaroon

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Millipedes and Centipedes


For WINS, Earth Day is Everyday

WINS students protest climate change

The WINS Program has been exposing young women to the natural sciences for almost 38 years. While not every student that comes through the program will choose to pursue the natural sciences as a career, they will all certainly become better stewards for our planet!

The primary objective is to show a side of science that our young women don’t get to see in the classroom. It is an exclusive opportunity to learn science from the scientists who actually do the work. We also take advantage of experiences that are available for free in our own back yard, reminding ourselves that even the most routine activities from one day to the next cannot function and progress without science. It is the combination of these experiences that have significant impact on the way our young women understand the role they play in our ecosystem.

Click here to read full article on the Academy Blog.


Academy Animal Profiles

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Meet a chuckwalla named Murphy and sand boa named Jawa plus four more of the Academy's live animals and learn what you can do to help them!

Download our Animal Profiles.


Earth Day Partners

These great partners were supposed to be with us at the Academy to celebrate our Earth Week Celebration. Visit them online for great online content and to learn more about their organizations. 

 

What’s The Next Step On Your Climate Journey?

Each of us is on a climate journey, and we feel better when we know where we are and what our next step is.  Graying Green draws on insights from psychology and human-centered design to help individuals, families and groups move from anxiety to action on climate issues. You’ll leave with a clear next step for your own action plan and a clear understanding of what will help you to succeed. 

Graying Green has versions of its climate activities for elementary, high-school, and college students and adults of all ages.

For more information, check out our website: www.grayinggreen.org

 

Join us online at The Climate Reality Project: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA Chapter as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 with games, presentations, Earth Day Live, and more. 

Our Climate Reality Leaders invite you to discover the numerous ways you can take Climate Action to protect our home planet for generations to come. Make a difference in the global movement to reverse climate change!