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Earth Day 2020 event at Constitution Hall to be better than ever to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Pam Howd (l) and Jovita Moffett of EGLE serve on the Earth Day planning team

Planning is underway for the annual Earth Day celebration at Constitution Hall to make it the best ever to mark the 50th anniversary. This year's theme is "Climate Action."

The redesigned conference-style event on April 22 will provide more educational opportunities than in the past and aligns with Next Generation Science Standards for classrooms, notes Pam Howd, of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's (EGLE) Environmental Support Division. It will include classroom-like breakout sessions for the first time.

Educators may sign up on the Earth Day website to bring 5th through 8th grade students to the event.

The event will also include the traditional exhibitors' area.

The Earth Day planning committee includes representatives from EGLE, and the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and Natural Resources (DNR).

Organizing for the observation of Earth Day 2020 has been called the "largest environmental mobilization in history."

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