Earth’s Birthday Project was founded in 1989 to foster increased participation of young children in the annual holiday celebration of Earth Day. Since that time, their mission has widened to promote year-round engagement. Their programs have touched the lives of millions of children in over 500,000 classrooms, clubs and camps with simple, hands-on activities. Each activity is designed to engage children’s innate sense of wonder, provide exciting opportunities for learning, and convey every child’s capacity to care for the planet on which they live.
Children involved with the Earth’s Birthday Project have learned to grow sunflowers from seeds, delighted in the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies, held live insects in their hands, and shared published stories about animals, natural habitat, life cycles and water conservation. Those children have also contributed over $6 million – mostly in small change – to protect more than 625,000 acres of endangered habitat in 12 countries through our partnerships with international conservation organizations.
In 2019, Earth’s Birthday Project will turn 30 years old and will be renaming itself Celebrate Planet Earth.
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