"That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
We only have one place to call home so let's love our planet. Check out these lists and blogs of all things planet-related to celebrate Earth Day, opens a new window on April 22, but April also means National Park Week, opens a new window and Garden Month, opens a new window.
For Kids and Teens
- Check out these nature books, opens a new window in OverDrive for kids.
- Experts agree that children should experience nature to encourage brain development, opens a new window.
- Try collecting bits of nature while hiking to paint with, opens a new window or go on a color nature walk, opens a new window.
- Read these great outdoors picture books, opens a new window and gardening picture books, opens a new window for young children.
- Teens, browse downloadable survival stories, both eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Green Thumbs and Upcycling
- Don't throw everything out just yet: learn about upcycling for DIY crafts, gifts and jewelry.
- Elevate your garden and fill it full of edible plants or pretty flowers.
The Great Outdoors
- Browse available Colorado guidebooks to plan your next adventure.
- Discover what people have to say about our past, present and future of Earth, from climate change to environmentalism and conservation.
- If the natural world is poetry to you, browse books that are all about meditations, poetry and deep writing about the natural world.
- Nature-loving writers, opens a new window pen meditations about the beautiful planet we call home.
- Register/log into your Kanopy account to:
- Stream a documentary about national parks on Kanopy.
- Learn about climate change and the future of water when you stream a film on Kanopy.
- Browse all science, nature and technology documentaries on Kanopy.
- Browse popular science and nature films on hoopla.