Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
Earth Day Imaginative Play
You are a news reporter on television, can you report on some good things that are happening in nature here on Earth?
You can report from inside your home or do a field report in your yard or along a local trail that is open. Report on the air, birds, trees, insects, and anything growing this spring.
From indoors you can virtually visit the Hays Bald Eagle Nest along the Monongahela River to report on what the eaglets are doing today.
If you record a video of your report and post it online remember to use #baynelibrary when you share!
Earth Day Book Recommendations
Miss. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney – The main character is given the task to make the world more beautiful – encourage children to draw an illustration or write about how they will make the world a more beautiful place.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss – Young readers will experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the effect of taking our earth for granted in this playful and hopeful story. Just one small seed, or one small child, can make a big difference.
Women in Science Rachel Carson by Anne Rooney – From a small town in Pennsylvania came a little girl named Rachel Carson who would one day author the book Silent Spring which documented the adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is recognized as the environmental text that launched the environmental movement. In fact, her voice is one of the main reasons Bald Eagles have returned to our region!