Chinese Students Visit EDN, Learn About History of Earth Day

On Tuesday, Earth Day Network was fortunate enough to host a group of students from the Little Swan Art Center in Xian, China. The students—ages 9-19—listened to a presentation about Earth Day and its history, snapped some photos with Earth Day Network staff members, and took a tour of our office building’s green roof.

At the end of the visit, the students presented Earth Day Network with some impressive prints, paintings and drawings. Each student received an Earth Day T-shirt.


Through an exchange program with the International Fund for China’s Environment, the students are spending ten days in the U.S., visiting important sites and learning about local environmental issues. Their visit was organized in coordination with Yu Ying Public Charter School in D.C. Earth Day Network had previously worked with Yu Ying to build an outdoor observation deck, helping them to win the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School Award.

Hosting the students from Xian, China was truly a pleasure. We hope they’ll come back to visit us in the future!