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Earth Day Wrap-Up

By Public Lands Alliance Staff posted 04-30-2020 13:47


Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth Day 2020 was recognized with great enthusiasm and innovative shifts to virtual celebrations!

Check out how some of our members observed the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22:

Earth Day Youth Art Contest (Black Hills Parks and Forests Association)

Hoping to get kids involved in Earth Day activities at home, Black Hills Parks and Forests Association invited children from grades K-12 to paint, draw , or design a poster describing what Earth Day means to them and why it is important. 

The overall winning piece will be made into a postcard and, great news, art can be submitted until May 15, 2020! Learn more here.

Desert Indoors (Mojave Desert Land Trust)

Earth Day 2020 marked the launch of the Mojave Desert Land Trust's "Desert Indoors" weekly educational series and resource web page.

Designed for use at home, in your backyard or nearby open land, this series provides free content to help you learn more about the Mojave Desert.


"The Missing Issues" (Great Smoky Mountains Association)

In this new digital age, the Great Smoky Mountains Association has adapted its Smokies Life magazine into a virtual offering, Smokies LIVE. This shift allowed the re-release of Smokies Life  "missing issues" online at no charge to readers, in celebration of Earth Day.

"A fortunate byproduct of having our visitor center bookstores and online shopping closed for the time being is that we have had time to focus on making these missing issues available digitally on our web site." - Frances Figart, GSMA Creative Director

Nature in Place (Point Reyes National Seashore Association)

Point Reyes National Seashore Association's Earth Day activity sheet starts with the sentiment that "no matter where you find your home, nature is nearby," and we couldn't agree more!

Their sheet shared links to numerous at-home activities for the whole family, including instructions on creating a "soil shake," tips on becoming a "plant pattern detective," and watercolor DIY projects.