Welcome to Virtual Earth Day
This year’s Earth Day celebration is all about Planes, Rain, and the Atmosphere! Our online platform features videos, science experiments, art activities, and Q&A sessions with Airport professionals, scientists, and engineers. Online and interactive content includes climate, aviation, water treatment, sustainability, wildlife, and other amazing STEAM topics.
The Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) designed DFW Airport Earth Day to bring science alive for students in the virtual world. While all Earth enthusiasts are welcome, content was developed to align with the State of Texas TEKS for K-12 students.
In 2021, we are embracing citizen science, or public participation in scientific research, with the goal of contributing meaningful data about ecosystems while also stimulating scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for the natural world. Schools are able to register for remaining STEAM activity kits designed to supplement the content available on the DFW Earth Day 2021 virtual event platform. Watch for the opportunity to request new STEAM activity kits throughout the month of April. Activity kits and online content have been selected to connect specific educational components to processes and work at DFW Airport.
Notes from DFW Airport
Belinda, The Creature Teacher, explains why Earth Day is one of her favorite days of the year.
Proudly educating DFW and the surrounding regions for over 20 years, The Creature Teacher team looks forward to sharing their expertise and amazing animals with you!Watch Video
Learn with Vocal Trash how to reduce, reuse, and recycle, so that everyone will “think before they throw it away.”
Started over 20 years ago, Vocal Trash inspires people around the world to talk about recycling and reusing through music and dance.Watch Video
Do you have a question about climate change, weather, birds, butterflies, air pollution, or any other issue our scientists work on? Have your question answered by one of our scientists or engineers and you could be featured on our “Ask a Scientist” section!Watch Video Ask a Scientist
Ask a Scientist
Do you have a question about climate change, weather, birds, butterflies, air pollution, or any other issue our scientists work on?
Have your question answered by one of our scientists or engineers and “Ask a Scientist!”
Question: Since global warming is affecting the polar bears, how can we help them to not go extinct?
– Tess S. (Grade 6)
Answer: We can all contribute to reducing climate change, and therefore help polar bears and other endangered species, by reducing the amount of polluting gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.
Question: Which animal group makes up the largest percentage of the world’s organisms?
– Shelly P. (Grade 9)
Answer: In terms of numbers of species, insects certainly represent the largest percentage of the world’s organisms and in numbers of individuals, the answer may be ants. There are 14,000 known species of ants and they all form ant colonies.
Question: Is bottled water bad for us?
– Molly M. (Grade 5)
Answer: The water inside bottled water is safe to drink but buying lots of water that’s in plastic bottles is NOT great for the planet. The real problem is producing and throwing away all that plastic.