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Starting today, schools can register for STEAM Activity Lessons!

Starting today, February 7th, schools are now able to register online for STEAM Activity Lessons! Designed to supplement our website, all DFW Airport Earth Day 2024 content will be freely available for the entire month of April and does not require pre-registration.
DFW Environmental Affairs Department will provide a limited number of STEAM Activity Lessons with supplies relating to composting, rocks, solar eclipse, stormwater, urban heat island effect, and other amazing STEAM topics. A detailed description of each Activity Lesson will also be available online.

Welcome to Virtual Earth Day 2024

 April 1-30, 2024

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport invites you to mark your calendars April 1-30, 2024, for a full month of science experiments, engineering, educational videos and Q&A sessions with professionals, scientists, and engineers. Online and interactive content will include composting, rocks, solar eclipse, stormwater, urban heat, and other amazing STEAM topics.
Expand your local scientific knowledge and awaken your inner scientist with STEAM activity kit demonstrations by the DFW Airport Environmental Affairs team. A limited number of kits will be available to schools who register starting on Monday, February 5, 2024. There is no cost to access DFW Airport Earth Day content and activity kits.
Though most appropriate for grades 6-8, content targeting K-12 will also be available, and all Earth enthusiasts are welcome.
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Event Info

  • Entire Month of April
    A full month of science experiments, engineering, educational videos and Q&A sessions with DFW Airport professionals, scientists, and engineers.


  • Dates:
    April 1-30, 2024
  • Location:
    Online and In-School


Earth Day 2024

STEAM Activity Lessons

composting process


Learn about how you can divert food waste from landfills and generate a beneficial soil amendment through composting.
sedimentary rocks

Rocks & Minerals

Learn how sedimentary rocks are formed on or near the Earth’s surface, as well as the geological processes that lead their creation; erosion, weathering, dissolution, precipitation, and lithification.
solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Learn how to safely view the total solar eclipse that will cross North America on April 8, 2024, when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.
Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater Pollution

Learn how human activity impacts our surface water quality through stormwater runoff, and what actions we can all take to help protect our water.
Urban Heat Island Effect

Urban Heat Island Effect

Learn about climate change and the urban heat island effect. Understand how different surfaces retain heat and explore engineering options for mitigating the urban heat island effect.
speaker registration

On-Site School Speaker Registration

Are you interested in learning more about DFW’s environmental programs? Register for a chance to have a representative from DFW Airport’s environmental department visit your classroom!

Sustainability [suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] (noun)

“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

– United Nations Brundtland Commission 1987

bottled water
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"Is bottled water bad for us?"

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.

Molly M.

Grade 5

"Since global warming is affecting the polar bears, how can we help them to not go extinct?"

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.

Tess S.

Grade 6

"Which animal group makes up the largest percentage of the world’s organisms?"

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.

Shelly P.

Grade 9
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