Toddler Newsletter- Earth Day – St. Al's

 

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. Here are some ways kids can celebrate and protect our beautiful planet. 

 

2021-2022 information coming soon... 

 

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Virtual Field Trip: NASA's "Connected by Earth" website has tons of free virtual activities including live talks, games, videos, and more to celebrate our planet 🌎 https://www.nasa.gov/earth-day-2021

 

The following virtual presentations have been planned to celebrate Earth Day. 

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Topic: All about bugs and insects
Speaker: Ms. Hallie Harriman (UGA Extension Cobb County, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent)
 
2nd and 3rd Grades
Topic: All about sea turtles, including how plastic is affecting them
Speaker: Dr. Annalisa Bracco (GA Tech faculty in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, researches weather and climate)

 

4th Grade
Topic: Protein Synthesis using Lego analogy (Genomics and MicroBiology)  
Speaker: Mr. Christofer Guisa (President of American Society for Microbiology at UGA)
 
5th Grade
Topic: Tectonics (Earthquakes, Volcanoes etc)
Speaker: Dr. Samantha Wilson (GA Tech faculty in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
 

Here are some pictures from all the fantastic presentations.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

To promote Earth Day without creating trash, Ms. Marchelle has set up a fun outdoor activity for families to enjoy nature. Parents can share a picture or video of their family doing the scavenger hunt on the PTA Facebook page. 

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