Earth Day

April 22, 2018

The planet is celebrating Earth Day and so is the Power Smart for Schools community.

Papercraft park scene

About Earth Day

Earth Day takes place every April 22 and it's a time to encourage communities and schools to take action in protecting the environment. On this day, people around the globe participate in events to show support for a greener planet.

Not sure if Earth Day is still relevant? Here's 5 reasons why it still matters.

Overview and outcomes

To celebrate the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together, we developed Earth Day resources that encourage students to think about ways to care for the environment and how our actions can make a big difference.

Our Earth Day activities provide a link to the core competencies of the curriculum. The activities engage students in sharing ideas and solutions, using their energy for play, and exploring and caring for the environment through creative thinking, design and building. 

For the first time, we've also included French materials for students, perfect for those teaching French Immersion.

To recognize your efforts to care for the planet, your class is eligible to enter our Earth Day 2018 Photo Contest to win a $50 Michaels gift card. Read all about the details in the activity pages.

Relevant core competencies:


  • Connect and engage with others (to share and develop ideas)
  • Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review constructions and activities


  • Creative thinking: novelty and value
  • Critical thinking: develop and design

Social Responsibility

  • Contributing to community and caring for the environment

The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts.

Available activities

Available until April 27.

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