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WV Earth Day 2020: Activities in WV

Citizen Science West Virginia

Be a WV Citizen Scientist!  Participate in scientific research that helps the state. 

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia Dark Skies Program with Greenbank Observatory



SkyTruth, a global WV Environmental Non-Profit

SkyTruth, BP Spill 10 Years 

SkyTruth resources available on the BP disaster as we approach its 10th anniversary: You can watch our entire April 14 media briefing on video, and find background maps, animations, scientific papers, and expert contacts on our website. Our experts revealed (1) the Gulf of Mexico has not recovered biologically (2) a major oil spill like this could happen again (3) we aren't better prepared than last time. 

Earth Day Celebrations'

‚Äč#EarthDayatHome week of events with NASA ( Katherine Johnson IV&VFacility Fairmont)

West Virginia University Earth Day 

  • Join  WVU Planetarium to explore Mother Earth through two free presentations.The first one at 1:00 PM is family friendly, titled "Climate Change in the Mountainstate" and the second one at 7:00 PM is titled "Climate Change from a Planetary Science Perspective" is open to all audiences. Reserve your space here:

Recycling Earth Day 2020:It's All YOU; partners Recycling Coalition of WV and WV Solid Waste Management Board

 Earth Optimism 2020, Smithsonian Digital Summit for Earth Day

WV Forestry -  Project Learning Tree stories and resources

Earth Day - National Environmental Education Week

WV DEP "Environment Matters"

YouTube Channel from the WVDEP Classroom Series

Earth Day and the Foundation of NOAA

Planets Earth/ Plastic Wars,  Phipps Conservatory

More ways to celebrate the Earth 

Citizen Science Month (April 2020)

International Dark Sky Week is Apr. 19-26

Intro to WV Dark Skies, from Green Bank Observatory

National Park Week (April 18—26)The National Park Service (NPS) and National Park Foundation (NPF)

Rails-to-Trails Celebration (April 18) Celebrate Virtual Trails @ Home

National Volunteer Week Marion County WV

National Library Week (April 19 - 25th) 

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 


#YEPEarthDay2020 Challenge, WVEP

From April 13-26, the WVDEP's Youth Environmental Program (YEP) is challenging all young West Virginians to make a difference. Whatever you do, share a photo or post about it using the hashtag #YEPEarthDay2020



Potomac Valley Audubon Society:Nature photo contest for ages 18 and younger. To participate in the nature photography contest, simply email a photo entry about beginnings of spring  to Laurel at laurel@ and let us know your child’s full name and age. (April 30th)