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.


Community Helping Artist | Palmetto Scene


Kirkland Smith practices many forms of art, but recently she has focused her attention on her assemblage pieces, which are portraits, but instead of using oils, pastels, or paints, she uses recycled...
Amur Tiger | Zoo Minutes


The largest living cat is the Amur, or Siberian, tiger. These cats are known for their orange and white fur with its black stripes. This pattern camouflages them in the tall grasses or forest...
Reticulated Python | Zoo Minutes


One of the largest snakes in the world is the reticulated python. Lengths of up to 32 feet have been documented for this large snake. These large snakes also eat large animals such as deer, wild boar...
Tomistoma Crocodile | Zoo Minutes


One of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians is the false gharial, more accurately known as the tomistoma. This species is known for its narrow snout that is used for catching fish...
Plastic Bottle Recycling | Eye Wonder


The Eye Wonder team investigates how plastics are recycled. D.V. starts by seeing how plastics are separted and compressed into bails, then follows their journey as they are processed and recycled...
Saving Sandy Island


In part one of Saving Sandy Island learn about the history of this island, located in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Saving Sandy Island is a documentary about the struggle to save an exceptional...