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Earth Month 2022

EARTH MONTH RESOURCES

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe. You can celebrate and protect the planet at the same time. Check out these Earth Day ideas to help save the planet any time of year. (kids.nationalgeographic.com)

15 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day From Home
Cool Facts About Animals: A Podcast
Kids Environment: Recycle

The Earth Rangers Podcast

EARTH MONTH BOOKS

EARTH MONTH DATABASES & WEB RESOURCES

EBSCO’s Science Reference Center

EBSCO’s Points of View Reference Center

EarthDay.Org: April 22, 2022

United Nations: International Mother Earth Day (April 22)

The Library of Congress: Science Reference Guide – Earth Day

US Environmental Protection Agency: Earth Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Earth Day

Utah Department of Environmental Quality: Earth Day

Smithsonian Institution: Earth Day Spotlight

National Park Service Celebrates!: Earth Day

US Fish & Wildlife Service: Earth Day

NASA: Earth Day 2021

Explore.org: Live Nature Cams

NONFICTION

JAIME'S FAVORITES: CITIZEN SCIENCE

It’s easy to get involved & help the scientific community learn more about our world.  Check out one of these citizen science sites to get started gathering data, making observations, and participating in research:

Zooniverse

SciStarter

CitizenScience

Thriving Earth Exchange

The GLOBE Program

NASA

National Geographic

AAVSO

ENVIRONMENTAL FICTION

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ART'S FAVORITES

The Audubon Ark: a history of the National Audubon Society (333.72 G76)

The Really Inconvenient Truths: seven environmental catastrophes liberals don’t want you to know about — because they helped cause them (363.7 M963)

The Population Explosion (363.91 Eh89)

State of Fear: a novel (Crichton)

One Life at a Time, Please (814 Ab196)

Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community: eight essays (306.0973 B459)

Silent Spring (363.7384 C2395)

CONNIE'S FAVORITES: SUSTAINABLE GARDENING

AMY'S FAVORITES: TEN BOOKS ABOUT TREES

ANNETTE'S FAVORITES

Terry Tempest Williams: American writer, educator, conservationist, and activist. Williams’ writing is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by the arid landscape of Utah.

David Attenborough: English broadcaster and natural historian. Attenborough is best known for writing and presenting documentary series that highlight the wonders of the natural world.

John Muir: Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, and glaciologist. Muir was an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America, and is often referred to as the “Father of the National Parks”.

Barry Lopez:  American author, essayist, and nature writer whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns.

AMY'S FAVORITES: WOMEN WRITING ABOUT NATURE

Additional Titles

In the wilderness: coming of age in unknown country (921 Barnes)

Small wonder (814 K617)

Vesper Flights: new and collected essays (508 M1454)

Upstream: selected essays (814 Ol45)

Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants (305.897 K571)

The living mountain: a celebration of the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland (941.24 Sh487)

A field guide to getting lost (917.9045 So46)

Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail (917.9 St829)

Finding beauty in a broken world (814 W6758)

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (508.755 D581)

MELISSA'S FAVORITES

DATABASES & WEB RESOURCES

EBSCO’s Science Reference Center

EBSCO’s Points of View Reference Center

EarthDay.Org: April 22, 2022

United Nations: International Mother Earth Day (April 22)

The Library of Congress: Science Reference Guide – Earth Day

US Environmental Protection Agency: Earth Day

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Earth Day

Utah Department of Environmental Quality: Earth Day

Smithsonian Institution: Earth Day Spotlight

National Park Service Celebrates!: Earth Day

US Fish & Wildlife Service: Earth Day

NASA: Earth Day 2021

The GLOBE Program: a worldwide science and education program

Explore.org: Live Nature Cams

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DOCUMENTARIES

Additional Recommendations

An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning (363.7387 In216)

Pandas: The Journey Home (599.789 P1922)

The Great Tours: African Safari (916.04 Currie)

Supervolcano: Yellowstone’s Fury (551.2109 Su764)

The 11th Hour (304.28 A16)

The Salt of the Earth (770.92 Sa328)

FEATURE FILMS

JAIME'S FAVORITES: 10 ALBUMS INSPIRED BY NATURE

Vangelis | Antarctica

Mannheim Steamroller | Yellowstone: the music of nature

Of Monsters and Men | My head is an animal

Philip Aaberg | High Plains

Vivaldi | The Four Seasons

David Lanz & Paul Speer | Desert Vision

Jose Gonzales | Vestiges & Claws

Paul Winter | Whales Alive

John Luther Adams | Become Ocean

Greenpeace | Rainbow Warriors