Butterflies at Blackwater Regional Library

Butterflies at Blackwater Regional Library

We just got these amazing photos from a Butterfly Project at Blackwater Regional Library in Virginia. Libraries are an wonderful resource for many, many children. It would be great to come to the library, observe the caterpillars and butterflies, and check out one of the children’s books about butterflies.

Blackwater Regional Library
Donate to Help NM Classrooms

Donate to Help NM Classrooms

It is more critical than ever to help New Mexico’s students connect to learning in a meaningful way. A $50 donation is enough to provide both butterfly & sunflower kits for one classroom as well as bilingual nature libraries for every student to bring home and share with their families. Through our butterfly and sunflower classroom programs, we engage students as early as kindergarten with exciting hands-on activities, setting them up for a lifetime of critical thinking and engagement with the world around them. This holiday season, help us water the seeds of literacy and share the delight of the natural world with more New Mexico students. Please visit CelebratePlanetEarth.org to donate today.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

We think that we should all celebrate the Earth every day! We especially love to say the Planet Earth Pledge out loud!

No job is too big

No action too small

For the care of the Earth

Is the task of us all!

Butterfly Photo Contest 2022

Butterfly Photo Contest 2022

Submit photos/videos of your classroom butterfly project and you could win a Grand Prize! We’d LOVE to see your best photos!

Photos/videos of butterflies, butterfly artwork & models, caterpillars, students observing, butterfly dances & games, saying the Planet Earth Pledge, and butterfly releases & celebrations.   

We promise to only use your photos/videos with permission, and we never use children’s images without parental permission.

Learn How to Enter >

Take the Planet Earth Pledge!

Take the Planet Earth Pledge!

Every spring we encourage all of our students to take the Planet Earth Pledge! Say it out loud, all together, 3 times. It’s a powerful, heartfelt pledge to love and protect Planet Earth, our home.

No job is too big

No action too small

For the care of the Earth

Is the task of us all!

Every Gift Helps Plant Trees!

Every Gift Helps Plant Trees!

For Every Magic Green Star that is sold, Celebrate Planet Earth makes a donation to help plant trees in the rainforests of Ecuador. YAKUM, our tree planting partner, works with 4 indigenous nations to protect and regenerate their native forests. This holiday season, give a Make a Green Star Kit to some one you love.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Take action to care for the Earth, our home! Share the beauty and wonder of our home with our children!

No job is too big

No action too small

For the care of the Earth

Is the task of us all!

Disinfectants & Butterflies in the Classroom

Disinfectants & Butterflies in the Classroom

Just as you want to protect your skin from harsh disinfectants, so it’s important to protect delicate caterpillars and
butterflies from airborne chemicals and surface residues.

Here are some RECOMMENDATIONS to protect your insects and other classroom pets from harm:

COVER the caterpillar cups or butterfly house with a large box or plastic container – whenever disinfectants are being used in
the classroom, cover your insects to protect them from sprays and harsh chemicals.

COVER OVERNIGHT – it’s best to use a breathable fabric like a pillowcase if cleaning takes place in the evening.

MOVE the caterpillar cups or butterfly house to a cupboard or storage closet to minimize the impact of cleaning procedures.

Celebrate Earth Hour – Sat, Mar 27, 8:30 PM

Celebrate Earth Hour – Sat, Mar 27, 8:30 PM

Switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 8:30 pm your local time.

There are all kinds of things you can do for a memorable and fun experience all from the comfort of your home!

  • Switch off your lights for 1 hour
  • Candlelight dinner
  • Board games in the dark
  • Indoor scavenger hunt
  • Shadow puppet play

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

Learn More – https://latest.earthhour.org/earthhour-at-home

Community Engagement, International Paper 2021

Community Engagement, International Paper 2021

Celebrate Planet Earth is delighted to be working with International Paper through its Community Engagement Program. In March, April & May, we’ll be sending more than 4500 Butterfly & Sunflower Classroom Kits to elementary schools in 26 states. Many children will be observing butterfly metamorphosis for the very first time. They will learn the body parts of insects, record data of the 4 life stages, and read stories about the life cycle of butterflies.

Boost your Butterfly Learning

Boost your Butterfly Learning

We have FREE downloads of our Butterfly Labs for PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades. The Labs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and focus on insect body parts, pollination, life cycles, insect sensory organs, & food webs. There are word walls, background information, handouts, & more. Visit Learning on our website.

Introducing our Nature Library!

Introducing our Nature Library!

We are delighted to offer our new Nature Library to children and classrooms from coast to coast. Kids receive 4 books — 2 English-Spanish storybooks, Oh Look, A Butterfly! & Every Seed Counts and 2 day-by-day science guides, Butterfly Celebration Journal & Sunflower Celebration Journal. The storybooks and science guides enrich the experience of raising caterpillars and growing sunflowers.