Scholastic News: Earth Day 2012 http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/earthday/articles/index.asp?article=history=0 "Imagine a world without trees. What if the rain forests, and all of the exotic plants and colorful animals that call it home, suddenly did not exist? In 1962, Gaylord Nelson decided something needed to be done to protect the environment. The work that he began led to what we now know as Earth Day."
Earth Day crafts for kids. Simple straight cuts and working with brads (no glue) make this an easy accomplishment for little hands. Make a paper globes by assembling the strips numbered 1- 8! Step-by-step instructions with pictures are included. Learn all about Earth Day with a FREE Earth Day history fact sheet.