Earth Day 2020
Since 1970, Earth Day has served as an opportunity for society to examine our actions and explore the impact that humankind has had on the planet. At the heart of its mission is education: "to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide." For 2020, in recognition of its 50th anniversary, the theme for Earth Day 2020 is "Climate Action."
Environmental science is a discipline than many ITEST projects have explored over the programs' 17 years. Engaging students in exploration of their communities and empowering them to solve real-world problems has been an effective method of introducing STEM subjects and inspiring youth to pursue science careers.
In recognition of Earth Day, below is a selection of projects, curriculum materials, instruments and publications that have focused on environmental research.