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Timothy "Seph" Allen,
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To celebrate Earth Day 2021 (Thursday, April 22), NASA is hosting a virtual Earth Day event – from Wednesday, April 21, through Saturday, April 24. The program – called #ConnectedByEarth – features live presentations by NASA scientists, conversations with astronauts and scientists working in space, videos, interactive science content, a kid-friendly fun zone, a scavenger hunt, hundreds of downloadable resources, and more. Some content is also be available in Spanish.

The event is FREE and open to the public and features LIVE presentations and chats with NASA experts, interactive science content, a kid-friendly fun zone, scavenger hunt, hundreds of downloadable resources and more.

Learn more about NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences Disasters Program area during the event through live chats, panels and presentations.

Disasters Earth Day 2021 Resources

  • Register for NASA's Virtual Earth Day Event - April 21-24
  • Join live chats with NASA's Earth Science Applied Sciences Disasters Program experts:
    • David Green, Program Manager, NASA's Earth Science Applied Sciences Disasters Program
      Topic: NASA’s Disasters Program
      Thursday, April 22, Noon - 3 p.m. and Friday, April 23, 9 a.m. - Noon EDT
    • Lori Schultz, Research Scientist, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing, Marshall Space Flight Center
      Topic: Disasters / Floods
      Thursday, April 22, 3 - 6 p.m. EDT
    • Jean-Paul Vernier, Senior Scientist and Program Coordinator at NASA's Langley Research Center for NASA's Earth Science Applied Sciences Disasters Program
      Topic: Volcanoes
      Thursday, April 22, 3 - 6 p.m.  
  • Live Panel Discussion:

    • Dalia Kirschbaum, Chief of the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a NASA Disaster Response Coordinator, will be discussing “How Does Seeing Raindrops from 450 Miles Above the Earth Tell Me About Weather and Climate in My Backyard?” in a live panel discussion on April 21 from 11:30-11:45 a.m. EDT
  • Explore the Disasters of 2020
    • 2020 was an active year for disasters, and NASA aided many response efforts throughout the year - from fires in Australia, to floods in Michigan. Use this interactive website to explore some of the most unique and impactful NASA maps and visualizations of disasters from 2020. Click here to visit the interactive storymap. 
  • Earth Day Connections: NASA Data Helps Builds Resilience as Disasters Grow More Intense

OTHER NASA Earth Day 2021 Resources

 

updated April 15, 2021

 

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