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Sustainability & STEM Virtual Earth Day Summit 2021

Earth Day is fast approaching us and we have planned something super special for your whole family to enjoy!

The Sustainability & STEM Virtual Earth Day Summit is a 3-day event from Thursday, April 22nd to Saturday, April 24th . There will be workshops and activities led by educators, scientists, engineers, writers and sustainability advocates and all proceeds will be donated to Backyard Basecamp!

Tickets will be made available this Saturday March 13th at 6AM EST

There's 2 types of tickets that will be available

1) The pay-what-you-wish donation ticket

2) VIP ticket with Swag Box delivered to your door!

Program of Events

From hands-on science activities for kids of all ages, story-times for preschoolers, discussion forums on intersectional environmentalism and workshops to guide you on going zero waste with kids and much more, our program of events is filled with informative, interactive workshops. Check out the schedule of events below.

  • Story-Time for Preschoolers: Read aloud of some curated children’s books on sustainability and Earth Day, as well as reading suggestions for your young environmentalists. (pre-K to 2nd)

  • Composting for Kids: A hands-on investigation of nature’s recycling system, complete with a sorting activity and “what doesn’t belong” game! (pre-K thru 5)

  • Get Growing: Build and grow a sprout house to discover the wonders of planting seeds and growing your own food. (pre-K thru 5)

  • How to Become an Eco-Activist: Join the discussion with young environmentalists on why they’ve chosen to take a stand for Mother Earth and how you can, too! (middle school/high school)

  • Family STEM Challenge: Gather up your family and get ready to upcycle household materials into a windmill in this engineering challenge! (all ages)

  • Science Exploration of Non-renewable Resources: Mine for “coal” and clean up an oil spill to learn the negative effects that these sources of energy have on our health, and the health of all species that reside on this planet. (pre-K thru 5)

  • Going Zero Waste with Kids: Learn how to lessen your impact on the planet with easy-to-implement tips, including introducing your family to a trash audit. (all ages)

  • Composting 101: Learn all the ways in which you can compost at home or in your community, as well as tips and tricks from a self-proclaimed composting nerd! (all ages)

  • The Science of Solar Power: Build a solar powered bug in this hands-on science workshop and learn how solar cells work. (all ages)

  • Intersectional Environmentalism: Learn how environmental pollution disproportionately affects BIPOC community members and how the demand for environmental justice and social justice are tightly linked in this candid Q&A session for all ages. (middle school and up)

  • Science is Everywhere, Science is for Everyone: Listen to marine microbiologist Dr. Jeanette Davis read aloud her children’s book and then learn about becoming a marine biologist. (book: pre-K thru 2nd grade; discussion – all ages)

Meet Our Presenters

Medinah Eatman

Medinah, also known as “The Science Teacher Mom” created the Earth Day Virtual Summit. She is an educator, content creator, wife to her superman and mom of 2 fun-loving boys. She’s passionate about sharing her love for science through fun, hands-on and adaptable activities for children of all ages! Through her business, Science Teacher Mom, she delivers high-quality and engaging STEM Kits to help homeschooling parents and teachers to inspire and engage students in learning!

Jess Purcell

Jess, creator of Thoughtfully Sustainable, is a science educator who is passionate about making the science of sustainability accessible to all learners. Jess creates sustainability and STEM lessons and nature activities written for students of all ages to be done in the classroom or at home to foster critical thinking skills and a love of the natural world.