Celebrate Earth Day with dynamic digital resources from Discovery Education

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, April 21, 2022) – In celebration of Earth Day 2022, celebrated on April 22, Discovery Education and its partners are proud to present educators, students and families with a wide range of dynamic digital resources inspiring students to explore the world’s natural phenomena that surrounds them. Available on Discovery Education’s Earth Day website, this collection of K-12 content is organized by age group and was curated by Discovery’s team of curriculum experts. Education. Discovery Education is the global education technology leader whose cutting-edge digital platform supports learning wherever it happens.

The wide variety of digital resources now available from Discovery Education are specially designed to easily integrate into existing educators and school system efforts for Earth Day and sustainability. Among the resources available on the Discovery Education Earth Day website to incorporate into sustainability-focused lessons are the following engaging on-demand events:

Go to the Moon with NASA
Hear Erica Alvarez, NASA’s Engineering and Systems Integration Manager for Advanced Exploration Systems, share fun facts about the Artemis mission, explain why it’s important, and discuss how the Studying the moon helps us better understand and protect our Earth.

Exploring the ocean with Luke Tipple
Find ways to preserve our planet and its oceans with Luke Tipple, scientist and host of Shark Week! Learn about his adventurous professional journey, his passion for the ocean, and his experiences diving with one of the ocean’s most feared (and misunderstood) predators.

Cultivate a forest with Vooks
Teach students the importance of conservation with award-winning author Sophia Gholz. Learn about her experience writing The Boy Who Grew a Forest, the true story behind it, and how she hopes this story will inspire children around the world to make a difference.

Additionally, Discovery Education features a curated collection of free resources created in collaboration with social impact partners, such as:

STEM student leaders
Get inspired to change the world. Meet Moitri Santra, Aadrit Talukdar and Viraj Pandey, 2021 finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for colleges, as they share thoughtful solutions to solving environmental problems. The annual challenge and part of the Young Scientist Lab program invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a grand prize of $25,000, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.”

STEM activities
Designed for students in kindergarten to grade 12, these activities Siemens STEM Day – an educational initiative with the Siemens Foundation – brings science, technology, engineering and math to life inside and outside the classroom. A new selection of 10 activities allows students to explore key STEM topics such as manufacturing, energy and information technology and their impact on the planet.

Virtual field trip
In the Virtual Internet of Things Field Trip, students explore how the Internet they use in their daily lives can connect their cities and communities to conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create communities of the brighter future. safer and more durable. Find more resources promoting water-energy literacy and water conservation efforts. Conservation Station: Creating a Smarter World – an educational initiative with Itron – on learntoconserve.com.

Sustainability Leaders
During the celebration of Earth Day, the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative, powered by business and nonprofit leaders and rooted in schools by Discovery Education – features a curated collection of professionals focused on sustainability in STEM. Introduce students to STEM with over 200 resources designed to uncover student STEM skills to activate future solution seekers. Exciting content includes resources ranging from practical student activations and lessons to the extensive database of career profiles and family activities.

Users of Discovery Education’s K-12 platform can experience all of this content and more on the Earth Day channel. Additionally, Discovery Education users can embed these resources directly into real-time assessments through the platform’s Quiz feature and can integrate this content into presentations with the Studio feature. Learn more about all the flexible features of the Discovery Education platform here.

“Natural phenomena in the world around us can be a powerful catalyst for student engagement in science and our environment,” said Scott Kinney, CEO of Discovery Education. “We are proud to work with our content partners on this special collection of Earth Day resources because it inspires lifelong learning while helping students see how to make our world a better place. healthy.”

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media viaTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital education resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving student achievement worldwide. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in more than 100 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with like-minded districts, states and organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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