NASA’s space exploration continues to inspire us to be better stewards of our planet, and Earth Day is a perfect moment to reflect on what we’ve done and what we can do to keep Earth the universe’s favourite planet.
The classic 1968 Apollo 8 “Earthrise” photograph of our planet rising over the Moon’s horizon inspired a generation to appreciate Earth’s fragility and beauty. NASA’s Earth science and climate research provides a worldwide mosaic of Earth’s changes across time, allowing us to investigate the causes and impacts of natural and human events when humans return to the Moon and eventually Mars. Understanding Earth equips us with the knowledge we need to better preserve it and assist ourselves.
From noon to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) through Sunday, April 24, NASA will present a free public event in Union Station’s Main Hall, situated at 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE in Washington. The event will include NASA scientific information, live demonstrations, and other fun activities for the whole family.
In addition to the in-person celebration, NASA will conduct Earth Day online on April 22, with live activities and site access available through Monday, May 2. Live seminars, conversations with scientists, a student learning zone, and other activities will be part of the virtual event. Some of the information will be available in Spanish as well. To take part, go to: https://go.nasa.gov/EarthDayEvent2022
Join us on social media on Earth Day with the hashtag #NASAEarthling to show off what makes life on our planet so unique – you. On Earth Day, the photographs will depict the incredible diversity and breadth of life that exists, survives, and flourishes right here on our planet.
The 2022 Earth Day poster is also available to download in English and Spanish via NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s online toolkit, which also contains wallpapers and a special film from its creative director. This year’s poster includes QR codes that convey the story of NASA’s Earth and climate science for the first time.
Next week’s NASA Earth Day materials and events (all times Eastern) include:
The 21st of April
2 p.m. – Follow @NASAEarth on Twitter to keep up with the newest NASA climate research. This is a Twitter Spaces gathering.
The 22nd of April
Log on to NASA’s virtual event to hear from live speakers including:
Don Thomas, a retired NASA astronaut, will speak at 10:30 a.m.
Karen St. Germain, Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, will speak at 1 p.m.
Kate Calvin, NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor, will speak at 3 p.m.
Visit the following website to learn more about NASA’s Earth Day activities: https://www.nasa.gov/earthday