Fort Worth Museum Connects Community to the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Educators and scientists from the Museum and around Texas will be presenting some of the themes of the Museum’s popular Discovery Lab Online, but in a live format. Museum President Van A. Romans explained, “In the midst of the challenges of social isolation, we are excited to share this happy celebration of Earth Day with our community, virtually!”
EARTH DAY TELETHON ACTIVITIES
“Fifty years of Earth Day is an amazing milestone and, here at the Museum, we were planning to throw a heck of a party,“ said Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, Chief Scientist at the Museum. Rehnberg continued, “The good news is, staying home doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun! I’m excited that our efforts with Discovery Lab Online mean we can bring the spirit of Earth Day into homes across North Texas.”
The fun event will be made up of a series of short, 15-minute-long activities. The first two hours are aimed at elementary school audiences and the second half will have more for older kids and adults. Guests can come and go as you please. Some of the fun activities are:
- Biology in a Bottle
- How to Build a Solar Oven
- How Going to the Moon Gave Us Earth Day
- The Magic of Energy
- And much more!
HOW TO STAY INVOLVED
We hope you will join us for some part of the telethon. We invite you to help support our mission and stay connected with the Museum:
- Support the Museum by donating through North Texas Giving Day.
- Connect to the Museum’s daily Discovery Lab Online program, by subscribing to the Museum’s YouTube channel.
- Let the Museum know what online content you would like to see, by sending suggestions to Questions@fwmsh.org.
Earth Day Telethon is sponsored by Sana Benefits.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.