Explore Your World This Earth Day at Events Highlighting NASA Earth Science Data

Special NASA Earth Day events the week of Apr 17 will help you explore your world this Earth Day.

Every minute of every day, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites and state-of-the-art instruments collect data that help scientists across the United States and around the globe better understand our planet, enhance our lives, and support our economy.

This Earth Day, join us in person and online to learn how NASA's space-based initiatives, airborne campaigns, and ground-based observations are used to monitor the Earth system from the atmosphere to the ocean.

In Person

On April 20 and 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT, NASA will host “Explore Your World with NASA Worldview,” an Earth Day celebration at Union Station in Washington, D.C., that invites participants to view global, full-resolution NASA Earth science data imagery and explore our ever-changing planet.

Using NASA Worldview, participants will interactively explore and visualize NASA Earth science imagery of hurricanes forming, wildfires spreading, icebergs drifting, and city lights illuminating. In addition, they’ll learn how to take a snapshot, create an animated GIF, and compare imagery from two dates to view changes over time.


Online, participants will learn about the interactions continually occurring between Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate through a variety of interactive science content, including webinars, live Kahoot! games, a kid-friendly fun zone, and more. Some content will be available in Spanish.

This virtual NASA Earth Day programming takes place April 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., EDT (10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., PDT) and is free and open to the public. To participate, register at NASA’s Science Now website.

To learn more about NASA’s Earth Day activities.