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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 EarthDay.org and EarthDayLive2020.org 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 youtube.com/user/kansascityzoo.

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 onthemarckc.org/2020/04/16/50th-anniversary-of-earth-day/.

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