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Unfortunately Earth day has to be observed from home this year. Here are a few fantastic ways to do so.

Posted by Kunthea Relinski on April 22, 2020

With the need for shelter at home, Earth Day 2020 has become harder to celebrate. However, there are many ways to observe all of our planet’s beauty right through your own screen. Here are some ways to do so.

1. Explore David Attenborough’s Reef

This interactive experience allows you to explore five different parts of the Great Barrier Reef through videos, infographics and interactive activities.

2. Take A Virtual Flight Around The Globe

Use Google Earth to explore. Here are a few places to get you started! Or if you want to explore freely, click on the dice icon that says ‘I’m feeling lucky’ to go on a totally new adventure.

  1. Mount Everest

  2. Great Pyramid Of Giza

  3. Taj Mahal

  1. Golden Gate Bridge

  2. Sydney Opera House

  3. Eiffel Tower

  4. Colosseum

  1. Tower of London

  2. Mt. Kilimanjaro

  3. Statue of Liberty

3. Watch A Documentary!

There are numerous documentaries that brilliantly capture the Earth’s beauty and how we interact with it. These are only a few recommendations from the many choices available online.

Available on Netflix:

  1. Disney’s Oceans

Filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud set out to explore the world's oceans.

  1. Our Planet

An examination of how climate change impacts living creatures.

  1. Night On Earth

Shows the beauty of the nocturnal world.

Available on Disney+:

  1. Great Migrations

A film to show the struggles of animal migrations around the world.

  1. Hostile Planet

Bear Grylls shows the most extreme environments to show how animals evolve and survive.

  1. America’s National Parks

Exploration of eight of America’s national parks.

Available on Hulu:

  1. Blackfish

The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale and the issues with the sea-park industry.

  1. The Riot and the Dance: Earth

Dr. Gordon Wilson travels the world to celebrate all of the earth's creatures.

  1. African Cats

Focuses on the survival of Sita, a mother cheetah, and her cubs, as well as Mara, a lion cub whose parents are the rulers of their pride.

4. Explore America’s National Parks

Google Arts and Culture have teamed with the National Parks to give immersive virtual tours to some of America’s National Parks. Here are some of our favorites.

  1. Kenai Fjords, Alaska

  2. Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii

  3. Bryce Canyon, Utah

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It was a wonderful celebration nonetheless here Thea. Only that we couldn't hold any demos. - Kingsley Adindu April 22, 2020
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