Happy 50th Earth Day! Nature feels especially far away this Earth Day, but you can still appreciate our planet from home with a dose of virtual exploration. To celebrate our Mother Earth, I have compiled this list for you all to enjoy our mother earth virtually:
PARKTRACKS: Tune into this amazing audio compilation of over 150 sounds from National Parks all over the country.
The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks: Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go in stunning 360° video.
Earth - A Photo-Essay: View this collection of satellite images from NASA's Earth Science Division showing the beauty of our planet as seen from space.
Earth at Night: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness: Explore this 179 page exploration from NASA showing how humans and natural phenomena light up the darkness, and how and why scientists have observed Earth’s nightlights for more than four decades using both their own eyes and spaceborne instruments.
Here is a list for your little nature lovers too:
NASA Climate Kids: Explore games, activities and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging.
NASA SpacePlace: Explore games, hands-on activities, videos and articles designed to inspire upper-elementary-aged kids to learn more about Earth and space science.
EO Kids: Earth science articles for ages 9-14, produced by NASA’s Earth Observatory.
Nature can be a place of solace and hope for us all. While we may be "physical distancing", we can still honor our planet and the majestic lands we love. I encourage you all to walk, run, bike, hike, and enjoy our lands today and every day (maybe for now, while 6 FT apart)!
Your fellow Earth lover, Nicolle