Environmental Awareness

Earth Month and Earth Day (April 22)

Earth Month was established in April 1970 and is non-political. It is a month intended to develop momentum for a full year's worth of work on improving the environment. In this collection, you can learn about ways you can be involved in helping our planet!

Earth Day also began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environmental Day (June 5)

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It's celebrated annually on June 5.

World Car Free Day (Sept. 22) 

This day encourages motorists to take a day off from driving your vehicle and find other ways to go places that will not hurt the environment.


Biological Carrying Capacity | Into the Outdoors
Episode 14


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023 An ecosystem can only support a limited number of species before problems begin happening. How do scientists determine that number, and what things can affect it?
How is Silica Mined? | Into the Outdoors
Episode 9


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023 Part 3 answers the questions: Why would fracing engineers want pure silica sand? Rounded grains? Uniform grain size? No other minerals? One risk factor of silica mining is...
Uses for Industrial Sandmines | Into the Outdoors
Episode 7


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023 Emma and Jacob visit an industrial sand mine, to decode the science and to investigate the environmental impacts of sand mines. Industrial sand mines search for silica, the second...
Solutions | Into the Outdoors
Episode 6


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023 Biofuels are one of the solutions science can offer for combatting carbon emissions and environmental damage.
Exploring Life Cycles of Fuel | Into the Outdoors
Episode 5


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023 The increase of carbon emissions into our atmosphere is one of the root causes of climate change, and the acidification of earth’s oceans. How does ethanol affect the environment...