By Kathryn Cawdrey,
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

In Short:

This Earth Day, join us in particular person and on the net to see how our fleet of satellites, our airborne campaigns, and our ground-primarily based observations support us monitor the planet’s very important indicators.

NASA utilizes the vantage point of space to improve our understanding of our property planet, increase lives, and safeguard our future. This Earth Day, you can join us in particular person and on the net to see how our fleet of satellites, our airborne campaigns, and our ground-primarily based observations support us monitor the planet’s very important indicators and share them with scientists and citizens about the planet.

On April 20 and 21, from ten a.m. to four p.m. Eastern Time, NASA will host an in-particular person Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The occasion will contain 20 hands-on activities and an chance to find out about the a lot of approaches NASA conducts Earth science.

On the web, guests can discover the connections involving Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate by way of videos and interactive science content material, a kid-friendly enjoyable zone, a scavenger hunt, and hundreds of downloadable sources. Some content material will be obtainable in Spanish.

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NASA’s in-particular person and virtual Earth Day events are absolutely free and open to the public. To participate on the net, stop by

Also on April 20, from 1 to three p.m. ET, NASA will hold two reside webinars: Uncover Your Planet and Beyond &amp Earth Day Celebration. Register at to attend.

If you are an educator, register your class to find out what it is like to be a NASA polar scientist in the course of a unique Earth Day on the net occasion. To locate extra NASA activities for your classroom, verify out the agency’s web page on Microsoft Flip.

Dr. Rachel Louise Tilling, a polar acientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, research satellite information to monitor alterations in the worldwide sea ice cover. Her study has taken her on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Tilling on April 20, 2023 in a joint NASA STEM and Flip group occasion. Credit: Tom Armitage

Retain an eye on NASA Earth’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels this week for:


  • A conversation involving NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Katherine Calvin and Apollo eight Astronaut William “Bill” Anders about the iconic Earthrise photograph.
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  • A Q&ampA involving rapper Post Malone and NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, who are at present living aboard the International Space Station.
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  • Earth Inside and Out: A Specific Earth Day Celebration — On April 20 at two p.m., join scientists from NASA centers across the U.S. and a space station astronaut for this unique occasion in partnership with Crayola Education, featuring student art from Crayola’s 2023 Creativity Week.
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Lastly, do you want to get involved with some actual NASA science? Via the agency’s citizen science projects, volunteers have helped make thousands of essential scientific observations and some discoveries. Extra than 400 NASA citizen scientists have even been named as co-authors on peer-reviewed scientific publications. To get involved, join one particular of NASA’s Citizen Science applications or download the GLOBE Observer App to get started your personal journey of discovery. Projects are open to absolutely everyone about the planet, not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents.

NASA’s revolutionary tools and information inform selection-makers about the planet as they monitor and handle the meals we consume, the air we breathe, and the challenges faced by communities in the path of serious climate. NASA partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, state and nearby governments, and international organizations to deliver data on climate transform and other environmental challenges. But NASA is also committed to creating information accessible, collaborative, inclusive, and transparent for absolutely everyone from the scientist and student to the city manager and citizen — an method identified as “open science.”

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Kathryn Cawdrey,
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

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