This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities from April 20 to 21 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
“Adopt the Planet” Online Activity
NASA invites the public to learn about our global environment by "adopting
" a small part of our home planet. Participants will receive a personalized adoption certificate for their unique, numbered piece of Earth (approximately 55 miles wide) to print and share on social media. The certificate features NASA Earth science data collected for that location.
NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. The agency develops new ways to observe and study Earth's interconnected natural systems with long-term data records, shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.
For more information about NASA's Earth science activities, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/earth
This Blue Marble Earth montage was created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument aboard the new Suomi NPP satellite. Many features of North America and the Western Hemisphere are particularly visible on a high-resolution version of this image. Image Credit: NASA