Earth’s Birthday Project educates children about the Earth—its beauty, resources and conservation. Our programs engage children in scientific inquiry and empower them to act as informed and responsible citizens.
Since Earth’s Birthday Project’s founding in 1989, more than 15 million children have participated in Hands-on Classroom activities and the Big Gift to the Earth. The key to our success is the tens of thousands of teachers who volunteer their resources and time to make EBP activities available to their students.
Earth’s Birthday Project’s Hands-on Science provides teachers with simple activities to capture children’s imaginations by engaging them in close observation of animals and plants. Many feature encounters with live insects. All are developed to meet four important criteria.
Fun Teachers take deep pleasure in delighting and amusing their students—and children learn best from activities that open their senses and stimulate their minds.
Simple Because teachers face ever-increasing demands on their time and resources, our activities are simple to prepare and easy to integrate into a wide variety of classroom setups and prescribed curriculums.
Inexpensive We are committed to making EBP activities available to all teachers and students, regardless of restrictions in school budgets. All of our materials are free or cost less than $1.00 per student.
Effective More than 40,000 teachers in schools throughout the United States use our activities. We reach as many as a million children every year!
Our Big Gift to the Earth is an easy, educational activity for children who wish to take care of the Earth. Every year, students in schools throughout the United States raise money to save threatened rainforests. Their small donations are combined to become one Big Gift, which is then presented to a conservation organization dedicated to preserving natural places. Since 1989, students participating in coin drives, bottle collections and other simple fundraising activities have helped raise more than $6 million to conserve 489,000 acres of precious rainforest and beach.