This year’s Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the annual event that raises environmental protection awareness.

With stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19 pandemic, the website and has created virtual workshops, seminars and lectures. Earth Day Live will also live stream activists, performers, thought leaders and artists throughout the day.

The Mid-America Regional Council recommends taking a virtual field trip with videos and live feeds from your local zoo. The Kansas City Zoo offers live cam footage of its otters, orangutans and penguins at

The MARC also suggests observing and interacting with nature while practicing social distancing. In a press release, the organization offers up ideas like picking up litter in your neighborhood or park.

For more Earth Day ideas, visit

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