The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. It was founded by Wisconsin's US Senator, Gaylord Nelson, and was observed by more than 20 million Americans. Honor the Earth this year by sharing the importance of conservation and living "green" with your family.
PBS Parents has dozens of craft ideas featuring recycled materials. Recycling can be fun and beautiful! Try out homemade sidewalk chalk, plastic bag jump ropes, or paper bag wreaths! Try out this park explorer kit combined with these tips for exploring the park with your kids!
For a "big picture" exploration of the environmental movement, parents and older kids (recommended for grade 7 and older) should check out American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire on April 22 at 8pm on WPT.