Earth Day

Students hike up to Inspiration Point in the Channel Islands.

On Earth Day, Think Blue.

Earth Day is a fitting occasion to celebrate the Big Blue. While our planet may be called “Earth,” 71% of its surface is actually covered by water. This vast ocean makes our planet habitable—for...
EPA Pick 5 for the Environment website screenshot

Earth Day 101: Students Set the Example

Looking for more Earth Day ideas? Visit the EPA’s “Pick Five for the Environment” website. For more than 40 years, Earth Day has been a day to get your hands dirty—or wet! No act...
A cameraman navigates a smack of sea nettles (Chrysaora fuscescens) in Monterey Bay. Sea nettle blooms have become more common in recent years.

The Ocean Hits the Big Screen

It may be called Earth Day, but April 22nd is a perfect day to remind ourselves that we actually live on a planet dominated by water. In fact, with 71% of the earth’s surface...
A student helps deploy one of his school's adopted drifters for NOAA's Adopt a Drifter Program.

Celebrate Earth Day by Thinking of the Ocean

NOAA Corps Captain John Adler shows a budding ocean scientist how to deploy his school's adopted drifter. Credit: NOAA The surface of the Earth is 71% water, so we should celebrate the ocean this...