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Media Advisory: April 8, 2010
, DoDEA Educational Communications Officer: 703-588-3260
, DoDEA Educational Communications Officer: 703-588-3265

ARLINGTON, VA —  On Thursday, April 22, 2010, millions of people will participate in Earth Day. Many DoDEA schools celebrate this day with a variety of activities designed to raise awareness of the critical environmental issues that affect us all.
Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin) in 1970 and was launched internationally in 1990, when 200 million people in 141 countries participated in activities around the world. Today, Earth Day has become the largest organized environmental event in human history. This year, Earth Day 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day.
To find out about more about Earth Day celebrations, visit the Earth Day Network’s Education Program at Earth Day Network’s Education Program is one of the most successful environmental education efforts in the U.S., offering tools for integrating environmental issues into core curriculum subjects.
The US Environmental Protection Agency also has a multitude of resources available for teachers and students at Lesson plans for suggested topics can be found at
To learn about events in local schools, contact local school principals.
To learn more about Earth Day celebrations in DoDEA or environmental issues in the curriculum, contact:
Kim Day
Science Branch Chief
Department of Defense Education Activity
4040 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1635
(703) 588-3126

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