The National Aeronautics and Space Administration--better known as NASA--is leveraging its unique, big-picture perspective to educate the public for Earth Day. The 42nd anniversary of Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.
From Friday, April 20, through Earth Day, in line with the agency's mission to use space to explore and better understand our planet, NASA will host three days of displays and presentations on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Presentations include a live video chat with NASA Earth scientists. In addition, the "NASA Village" on the National Mall (12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW) will host activities and exhibits each afternoon of these days. For a full schedule see http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/ed-2012-dc.html.
For those outside the D.C. area, NASA will host a live Web presentation called "A High-Tech Checkup of Earth's Vital Signs" on Saturday, April 21 starting at 1 p.m. EDT. According to the agency, "NASA scientists take you on a world tour from the vantage point of space to show you some of the new insights into our changing planet made possible by our orbiting high-tech sensors." For the NASA Web presentation, go to its uStream channel here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-hq
Finally, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host an exhibit on Saturday and Sunday (April 21-22) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PDT) on its Earth science research as part of the Earth Day celebration at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. According to NASA, "attendees will learn how they can help our ocean planet. The event includes hands-on learning demonstrations for all ages."
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