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Countdown to Earth Day 2020: April 22nd

April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Please join us for the annual celebration of Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Earth Day 2020 is April 22!  This marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Although our celebrations are undoubtedly altered due to the pandemic, we can still honor our planet while maintaining a social distance.  Over the next week, UFBI will continue to suggest ways to celebrate and share your thoughts across social media.  If you have events to share, please contact us at


The short film TreeTender (2016) follows a young woman, Gaia, on her first day of work as the newest TreeTender, the curator of the Tree of Life. We see her learning about the Tree of Life, the connections between all organisms on the Tree, the importance of understanding these connections, the human-caused mass extinction currently occurring, and possible ways to reduce extinction rates and protect our Earth.

The film, additional information, and a curriculum bundle for K-12 educators and undergraduate classes can be viewed and/or downloaded at





Discover how you are connected to all life with which we share our planet, and be inspired by ways you can help protect life on Earth. The project celebrates Earth’s rich diversity of animals, plants and other organisms represented by the Tree of Life, whose branches connect all living things. The app can be downloaded for free (android and iphone) and also provides challenges for making a difference and protecting biodiversity.





Join the Florida Museum’s Virtual Earth Day Celebration Some events will be live on Earth Day, and others can be done at your leisure.  to see all, visit



WeDigBio Lite: 16-19 April 2020 

Join the global community as collectively we enhance the world’s natural history collections!  WeDigBio Lite is underway now, 16-19 April 2020, to celebrate both Earth Day and Citizen Science Month. This ‘Lite’ version of WeDigBio is online only; join us and help make the event a success for our community science and natural history collections communities!

  • Rally your coworkers, family, museum, class, or other community to contribute to a project.
  • Follow us on social media and amplify our posts. Twitter is the go-to for most of our participants. 
  • Teaching online? We have educational resources that can be modified for use outside the classroom.  
  • Invite others to a friendly transcription challenge over Zoom! 
  • Be an active participant in this Citizen Science Month and Earth Month event! 

The event dashboard at will track progress and worldwide contributions.


Need more ideas?  Check out Sustainable UF’s great list at

WWF also has suggestions for celebrating the 50th Earth Day with 50 Actions for the Planet; check them out here!

And note other activities, such as Take a Mindful Moment for Earth Day and Share Art for Earth Day


April 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM