Events

April 20, 2016
 

NASA celebrates Earth Day with public events, online activities

NASA will feature Earth Day exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations, as well as talks from NASA scientists, April 21 and 22 at Union Station in Washington.

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital
Thursday and Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union Station main hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington
NASA Hyperwall and Science Gallery exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations. NASA scientists will give talks April 22 at the Hyperwall stage following the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., featuring NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, Michael Freilich, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division in Washington, and others.

Earth Day at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Space Station Processing Facility Conference Center at Kennedy
Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Activities will showcase sustainability themes, including energy saving solutions and renewable energy. More than a dozen electric cars will be on display with test drives available. Master gardeners and pollinator specialists will answer questions and offer tips. And wildlife and natural conservation specialists will discuss methods to safeguard wildlife, preserve natural resources, and protect Florida waters. Approximately 50 exhibitors from around the United States will be attending.

NASA Earth #24Seven Social Media Event
Friday, Online
NASA is inviting people all around the world to share on social media what they are doing to celebrate and improve our home planet. In return, the space agency will also share what makes up a “day in the life” of NASA Earth science, capturing everything that’s involved in better understanding and protecting our home planet.
http://www.nasa.gov/24Seven

NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. The agency develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records, shares this unique knowledge, and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.

For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earth.




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