A Week-Long Celebration of Earth Day


Monday, April 19, 2021 (All day) to Friday, April 23, 2021 (All day)



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Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating Earth Day with engaging sustainability-themed virtual events and activities for all ages. Join the conversation as Harvard students and experts weigh in on our most pressing environmental challenges, on cutting-edge research, and on promising paths to a more sustainable future. Introduce young minds to environmental science with our live museum animals and HMSC Story Time. Find out how to reconnect with nature and record the biodiversity in your local area. Or, simply indulge in our staff recommendations for environmental books, documentaries, and online resources.


Advance registration required.


Monday, April 19th, 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Join Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Volunteer Coordinator Carol Carlson for Earth Week Story Time with a live reading of two children’s picture books that explore how living things are naturally connected to each other.
Tuesday, April 20th, 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Special Earth Week edition of our popular family program, featuring special guest Harvard graduate student Arianna Lord.
Wednesday, April 21st, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Live screening of the short video “Movement Without Muscles: The Sensitive Fern” and Q&A with creators, Harvard Doctoral Candidates Ben Goulet-Scott and Jacob Suissa.
Thursday, April 22nd, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Jerry Glover will discuss innovations to improve current agricultural practices and opportunities to change food production models.
Friday, April 23rd, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
An informal roundtable featuring four Harvard Divinity School graduate students coming together to speak about the intersection of ecology and spiritual practice.


For sustainability-themed resources and activities for all ages, visit our Earth Day webpage.