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Earth Day & National Environmental Education Week

Dozens of videos to help students explore the environment during Earth Day, National Environmental Education Week - or any day of the year.

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The Origin of Earth Day Explained
On April 22, 1970, the US went climate crazy – as 20 million Americans took part in the very first Earth Day.
Rachel Carson's Fight for the Environment
Marine biologist and writer Rachel Carson demanded that the US government take responsibility to protect people and the planet. Her book Silent Spring was a turning point in the modern environmental movement.
Could Veganism Save The World?
Veganism is sweeping the global. So why are more and more people deciding to cut all animal products from their diets – and why could doing so help to save the Earth?
Goal 13: Climate Action
Eleven year old Ninechca explains how young people are taking action on Global Goal 13: Climate Action
Why Do Some Countries Use Energy and Resources Differently Than Others?
How we consume and dispose of energy and other resources is different depending on where we live. Why do people use resources differently all over the world?
Take a look at some examples of habitats that can be found around the world.
Invasive Species and Unwelcome Guests
Over millions of years, plants and animals have evolved to suit the environment or habitat in which they live.
Minding Our Planet
If no one bothered to care for our environment, our world would be a very different place. Let's look at some small changes that can make a big difference to our world.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Short animation explaining UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy for younger students
Is America Doing Enough To Go Green?
With global greenhouse gas emissions at record levels, and the future of Earth at stake, what are Americans doing to safeguard the planet for future generations? And what more can be done?
The rubbish that we throw away often makes its way into the sea – but by reducing, reusing and recycling our rubbish, we can help to protect all sorts of plant and animal life.
How Are Policies and Regulations Impacting the Environment?
Government policies and regulations can positively and negatively impact the environment; on a local level and globally. How has government policy impacted the environment where you live?
How Does the Environment Affect Our Health?
The environment can positively and negatively have an effect on our health. How does the environment affect your health?
How Can We Use the Earth’s Resources Without Harming the Environment?
We can all make an impact in preserving the Earth's finite resources, through reducing waste, conserving water, and producing ethical, sustainable food. What other ways can we make sure there’s enough resources for everyone?
Unusual Environments
Planet Earth is an amazing place. It’s home to lots of unusual environments. Let’s take a look!
Ever wondered what it’s like being an Environmental Engineer at Caterpillar NI? Let’s join Ruth Lyttle to see what it takes!
Environmental Engineer Ruth Lyttle talks about her work with Caterpillar NI, which involves minimising the environmental impact of manufacturing. She highlights the personal attributes that have helped her and shows how if at first you don't succeed, try and try again.
Growing a Seed
Planting seeds and watching them grow is a facinating way to understand the world around us
What Is Global Warming?
The temperature on earth is increasing due to human activity.
Natural Disasters.
Natural disasters happen in countries around the world all the time, global warming is causing these disasters to happen more often
Climate Change
Our planet is heating up and it is having an impact on climates all around the world. Let's take a look at some of the reasons for this.
Types of Rocks
They might all look the same, but rocks are always. These changes happen slowly over millions of years. But why is that? And how are they formed?
Our ancestors predicted the weather by looking at the sky, and observing how animals behaved. Let's have a look at how things have changed since then, thanks to modern technology.
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Is the world slowly getting warmer and warmer? Climates are changing – and extreme weather is more common than you think!
Climate Change: Melting Ice and Rising Seas
Climate change is causing the ice at the North and South Poles to melt and sea levels to rise.
The Story of Rain
The water cycle is one of the important systems which affects everything on earth
Amazon River
Have you ever wondered how and where a river begins?
Modern transport allows people to travel all over the world. Take a look at some of the different ways in which you can travel.
Trees and Forests
Did you know that trees are the oldest living things on planet Earth?
World Climate
Different parts of the world have different climates. Let’s look at what causes them.
Sea Pollution
Plastics, chemicals and other waste is making it's way into our rivers and oceans causing pollution
Planet Earth
Planet earth is where we live, the surface is covered in land and sea.
What are three R's of recycling and why are they so important?
Planet Life
Planet Earth is home to a huge and diverse range of life
The World’s Seas & Oceans
Let's take a closer look at the world's seas and oceans.
Wind Turbines
Wind turbines convert wind into electricity
Climate Activists
Climate activists do all sorts of different activities to support the environment
Biodiversity is name for the variety of life on earth
Water is essential for life on Earth. Why is it so important and where does it come from? Let's find out.
Earthquakes or Hurricanes
The Earth has a lot of activity: both under the ground and in its atmosphere. This activity can lead to extreme weather conditions. Let's find out more.
Plate Tectonics
What are plate tectonics and how do they change the surface of the Earth? Let's find out!
Everything you ever wanted to know about ice!
Natural Disasters
Let's learn more about natural disasters and how they occur.
Bees fly from flower to flower taking and dropping pollen as they go
Weather in Other Countries
The weather in other countries and during other seasons can be very different but people in those places make the most of it.
All About Bees
Bees are yellow and black insects which have two wings and six legs who fly from flower to flower collecting pollen to make honey
Every day, the surface of the Earth is worn away by natural forces such as the weather and waves.