n. A series of lectures and discussions on a subject of public interest.
Concerned citizens from all walks of life organized environmental teach-ins at the first Earth Day in 1970. Around the U.S., people gathered to learn about the environmental degradation happening around them. Earth Day teach-ins educated and mobilized citizens to demand government action that protected the environment. Ultimately, this activism led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and landmark legislation, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. The process inspired people around the world to adopt similar legislation and institutional arrangements.
For Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network returns to teach-ins. We’re calling on people around the world to take part in the 2020 Global Teach-In, with the goal of reaching more than 500 million students worldwide.
Our resources will help you organize your own environmental teach-in in your local community: schools, libraries, houses of worship, community centers, parks and more. Reach out to your neighbors. Register your event. Tell the press.
Teach-in grab bags will help you host a teach-in, centered around our Earth Challenge citizen science research questions!
Download our Protect our Species Teach-In Toolkit to learn how to plan and implement a successful biodiversity teach-in in your community!
College students and faculty, download our MobilizeU Protect Our Species Campus Teach-In Toolkit to learn how to plan and implement a teach-in on your campus!
Download our End Plastic Pollution Teach-In Toolkit to learn how to plan and carry out a successful plastic pollution teach-in in your community!
College students and faculty, download our MobilizeU End Plastic Pollution Campus Teach-In Toolkit to learn how to plan and implement a teach-in on your campus!