Earth Day!

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Half of an Earth with trees growing out of the top half. Earth is smiling and there is a 4-H Clover in the middle tree. Happy Earth Day, April 22, 2024 is written out to the right. Background is green with light brown contour lines

Earth day is a great reminder of how we can help take care of our planet! The better we take care of our air, water, soil and other natural resources, the better we make our planet for ourselves and future generations!

Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970? 20 million people nationwide went to inaugural Earth Day events all over the United States at schools, universities and community sites to bring awareness about environmental issues and the importance of taking care of our planet. Senator Gaylord Nelson was a major champion of Earth Day and called upon people to speak out about environmental issues they were seeing. These efforts were part of what would help the United States Congress give the green light to create a new federal agency known as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the E.P.A.) in 1970, to handle environmental problems and try help create a cleaner planet! If you’d like to read more about the history of Earth Day read the articles found on this page from the EPA or here from the Library of Congress!

4-H knows a few things about being green! Look below to find some activities to help celebrate, learn about and protect our beautiful planet!


Water Quality

Dreadful Drought

Engineer a Bee

Corn Plastic

Easy Bean Babies

Plastic Sculpture Challenge

Activity 1 – How Plastic-Free Can You Be?

Activity 2 – Sort, Sort, Sort!

Activity 3  – What are those numbers for? Resin Identification Codes

Activity 4 – Create! Create!