Earth Day is celebrating its 50th birthday. And with children being our future, and the planet’s, one of the best ways to commemorate the day that raises awareness about looking after the environment is to get them involved. While the normal street marches and beach clean ups aren’t possible this year, National Geographic has come up with a fun and educational way to make children realise why it’s important to make the world a healthier place.
The world leader in subjects like the environment is organizing the Nat Geo Neighborhood Safari.
As well as the chance to engage as a family, the initiative is all about exploring the planet through its amazing creatures in a social distance-friendly way. Once kids have created some “safari art” inspired by the marvels of the wild world, their work gets displayed, hanging on windows or attached to the apartment balcony, for example, so people passing by can see it.
Neighbours get to enjoy the “safari stop” and by getting them involved too, children walking around the neighborhood get to see all the amazing animals on each stop and will be encouraged to protect the Earth. As well as original works of art starring your children’s favourite animals, fun suggestions include sidewalk chalk safari dioramas and animal colouring pages. Other educational options include checking out National Geographic’s Fun Critter Facts and their Encyclopedia of Animalsfor older children.
Click here for activity ideas and share all that fabulous safari art by posting pictures and videos on social media using #NatGeoEarthDayAtHome.