State of Michigan Earth Day Event
Save the Date: April 22, 2020
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) will come together to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan.
This year's participants will include school groups; families and friends of Earth Day poster contest winners; partnering organizations; and children of EGLE, DNR, and MDARD staff in celebration of Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Recap of Past Earth Day Events
For the 2019 Earth Day celebration, 15 school groups were invited to celebrate at Constitution Hall. Over 2,000 adults and students attended and participated in a memorable celebration. Students were able to learn from and engage in over 50 interactive exhibits. Our Earth Day event has become a significant education initiative and has a lasting impact on a generation that will soon be responsible for decisions regarding our environmental and natural resources.
Each year students in grades kindergarten through 5th are encouraged to submit a creative poster that reflects the principles of Earth Day. For the 2019 Earth Day celebration, we received over 3,200 posters. First and second place winners from each grade were awarded at the Earth Day Celebration. If you are a K- 5 teacher and would like your students to participate in the annual poster contest, keep checking this page for additional information.
If you would like us to list your Earth Day Event or have additional questions, please contact Pam Howd, Environmental Support Division at HowdP@Michigan.gov.