Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary With Online Activities From the American Museum of Natural History (Video)

EarthFest is here to rock your world.

You can still celebrate the earth while staying at home.

Even if you are opting to stay home in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, it’s okay to still be sad about not being able to go out and enjoy nature in the warmer weather — especially in honor of Earth Day.

But there is a way to enjoy this little blue marble we all live on this year. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City announced its new programming to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The skeleton of an attacking Allosaurus on display in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, one of the entrances to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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The museum has been posting videos and data about the earth since April 18, but on Wednesday, April 22, the museum will be hosting an online celebration for Earth Day called EarthFest.

The all-day celebration will be a series of online festivities beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Some of the exciting, earthy activities include botany and climate science workshops (both for kids and adults to enjoy), live virtual guided flights over Earth and through space with real scientists, a YouTube watch party and live chat with museum scientists, and an Earth-themed online trivia night.

Activities like workshops, virtual tours, live Q & A sessions, and some watch parties are planned every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, including a virtual field trip around the world starting at noon. At 6 p.m. ET there will be a live virtual tour of Venus, Earth, and Mars with planetary geologist Martha Gilmore. The online EarthFest ends the day with a fun, adult-friendly trivia game and happy hour with the museum and NYC Trivia League at 8 p.m. ET.

For more information and to view the complete schedule, visit the American Museum of Natural History website. Watch parties, live workshops, and lots of other fun, earth-friendly activities can also be found on the museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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