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International Mother Earth Day

APRIL 22, 2021

Participate with the Greater Lansing United Nations Association in a fun hands-on activity suitable for all ages!

International Mother Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise global public awareness of the challenges to the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports. The Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth, to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of the present and future generations of humanity.

The UN General Assembly designated 22 April as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009.

Sunflower Educational Video

With Dr. Peter Carrington, Curator and Collection Manager at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garen

How-To Videos

“Create a Sunflower Terrarium” and “Transplanting Your Seedlings” (by Ovid-Elsie students)

Assemble a Sunflower Terrarium!

Use the written instructions and visual aids to learn how to assemble your own terrarium!

Pick up sites for Terrarium Kits (Contains seeds, 2-liter bottle, soil and instructions):
      • Thursday, Apr. 22 – Edgewood United Church, 469 N Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing 48823 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, Apr. 22 – South Lansing Ministries, 1905 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing 48910 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, Apr. 22 and on until gone – Everybody Reads, 2019 E Michigan Ave, Lansing 48912
      • Friday, Apr. 23 – Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos 48864 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • Friday, Apr. 23 – Islamic Center, 920 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing 48823 – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, Apr. 24 – The Fledge, 1300 Eureka St., Lansing 48912 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Learn More about Mother Earth Day:

International Mother Earth Day is co-sponsored by Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church, the Islamic Center of East Lansing, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Ovid-Elsie Schools.