EARTH DAY PROJECT IDEAS & RESOURCES~
The Western Upper Peninsula
Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education has many
excellent resources for planning an Earth Day Project!
¨ For a list of
activity guides, children’s literature and equipment available
to teachers for loan through our Resource Clearinghouse, visit our
¨ For information about projects that were done by schools during
the past three years of the program, visit our website:
See menu at left
Here are project ideas
and website links to get your class or youth group thinking about
what YOU can do:
Plant a school or community
garden that provides wildlife habitat, enhances human habitat, or
bird nesting boxes or bat boxes.
a tree-planting project.
Calculate your Ecological Footprints:
Start a “Waste
Free Lunch Program”:
Decorate paper bags for
a local grocery store with earth-friendly messages:
Hold a recycling drive
or set up an in-school
Make a worm bin for classroom or school cafeteria composting (Center
has plans to follow).
Conduct a frog
and toad calling or deformity survey.
Conduct a forest, schoolyard, or stream clean-up.
Conduct a storm
drain stenciling project.
(Center has stencils that
may be borrowed)
Broadcast an Earth Day
message over the school PA system, or in cooperation with your local
TV or radio station.
Study an environmental
topic of interest to your class or group!!
Earth Day Websites:
¨ Earth Day Network:
¨ Official Site of International
Day at Kids Domain:
¨ Wilderness Society
Earth Day Page:
¨ EnviroLink Earth
¨ U.S. Government:
¨ U.S. Department
¨ Environmental Protection
¨ National Institute
¨ National Oceanic and
Resources for Environmental
Education in Michigan:
¨ MTU School of Forest Resources & Environmental
Sciences “Kids Corner”
Environmental Education Resources :
Department of Environmental Quality:
Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education:
American Association of Environmental Education: