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Earth Day 2020 goes virtual in Richmond

Posted at 9:19 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 09:19:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but this year it will be celebrated virtually.

Normally the day is recognized by going out and helping in community activities, but with the stay-at-home orders, many organizations are bring the fun to them.

Everyday this week, Dominion Energy will be posting topics and activities for parents and kids to enjoy.

Each of the activities will cover a variety of subjects from from Clean Renewable Energy to Water Conservation.

Earth Day activities include:

  • Pollinators: Get Pumped About Pollinators
  • What are pollinators? Do you have any in your yard or in your neighborhood? What kinds of plants attract them? Try this scavenger hunt to learn all about bees, bats, birds, and more!
  • Energy Conservation: Recycling Rocks
  • Reusing and re-purposing materials around the house is a great way to harness creative energy! Try a few of these eco-savvy Earth Day crafts.
  • Solar Energy: DIY SOLAR Oven S'mores
  • Have you ever harnessed the power of the sun? Build your own solar oven to make one of the best snacks around!
  • Wind Energy: Wind-Powered Sail Car
  • Wind is power! Try to build your own wind-powered vehicle in these fun and easy experiments.
  • Water Conservation: All About Water
  • Where does water come from? What happens to water when it goes down the drain? How is water cleaned? Try these experiments at home!

"The hope is that the educational activities teach kids about playing their part in the environment while making Earth a more sustainable planet," Rich Tran, Communications Specialist Media Relations at Dominion Energy, said.

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Earth Day Network is also joining in on the fun, by encouraging everyone to participate in a 24-hour challenge of supporting digital efforts to save the planet. All you have to do it make a sign and share with them on social media.

If you're looking for more kid friendly activities head to wisconsinenvironment.org.

They have created Nifty Fifty activities for you to enjoy.

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