Earth Awareness Month Reminders

This is one eventful month! April is Earth Awareness Month and it includes Earth Day on April 22nd!
Here are some neat contests, giveaways, and events you can take part in. At the beginning of the month I did a post of the opportunities in the photos below: Selfies you should be taking and Dates to mark on the Calendar. To Recap-
NASA is looking your selfies on Earth Day for a neat project.
National Park Week is April 19-27th.
DisneyNature has a new film, Bears, coming to theaters April 18th.
National Park Foundation and Honest Tea have a contest going for your selfies.
ICF International and the Arbor Day Foundation want to see your selfies in nature, and will plant a tree of each one!

Now for the new ones I found!

interiorThe Department of Interior posted on their Facebook page about their first “Insta-Meet” on May 12th, 2014. Twelve followers of their Instagram account will be invited to take part in the re-opening of the Washington monument. They will be among the first to travel all the way to the top, and receive tours of the National Mall/other monuments.  You must be 18 years of age, have an Instagram account, follow Department Of Interior (@USInterior), and register by April 16th!

NPW_sweeps_page_header2014The National Park Foundation has teamed up with Monograms, Globus, and Cosmos to giveaway a 7-day Alaska Adventure!
“This trip includes hotel stays, transportation, and daily breakfasts, along with VIP admission to the Anchorage History & Art Museum, a 7-hour Wilderness tour in Denali, a cruise in Fairbanks down the Chena & Tanana Rivers, and more!”
Must be 18 years of age, and registering is the only need! Closes May 9th, 2014.

If you’re just looking for some ideas of events to take part in this month, or ways to volunteer, the below ideas are for you!
The National Park Service can help you find the closet National Park to volunteer at.
As well as events to check out near you.
The Nature Conservancy has some great opportunities for volunteering, or just some fun events to attend.
The Student Conservation Association is a great way to get involved as well, check out their upcoming Earth Day Events!
You can always look up your own States DNR or DCNR pages for ideas and places to go as well.

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