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Wallops Flight Facility Celebrates Earth Day - April 22, 2021

April 16, 2021

Earth Day 2021 is April 22, 2021 and Wallops is planning some exciting activities that you can start on right now!

Now – Enjoy the Earth! Protect the Earth!

  1. Landscape Challenge: Get outside and take a picture of the world around you: trees, clouds, mountains, seashore.....

  2. Pollution Prevention Challenge: Now is your chance. We are listening. We want to hear your idea for a new recycling or pollution prevention idea for Wallops to investigate and possibly implement.

  3. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Success: Are you excited about the new nontoxic window cleaner you mixed up? Have you found a place to recycle juice boxes or milk cartons? Have you stopped using plastic bags? What life hacks have you discovered while reusing things? Share with others the great ideas you have implemented at home or at work.

  4. Bring the outside inside: Have you created your own mini- Earth right in your living room? Send us a picture of your terrarium.

Please submit all photos and ideas by April 19 to Marianne.F.Simko@nasa.gov. Please mention if you want your name included with your idea or your photo. Photos and ideas will be displayed in a PowerPoint presentation which will be available on the Wallops Code 250 website by April 22.


Soon – Crossword Puzzle Scavenger Hunt

Keep checking the Code 250 website at https://code200-external.gsfc.nasa.gov/250-WFF/ for more activities.


Earth Day

On April 22, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 Brian A. Campbell, a NASA Senior Earth Science Specialist with the NASA Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics Laboratory and the Laboratory for Atmospheres, at Wallops, will be presenting a talk entitled:

Looking at Tree Height with NASA and the GLOBE Program: The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, GLOBE Trees Family Guide, 2021 Trees Community Challenge, and ICESat-2.

Click here to join the meeting


photo of Brian Campbell

Brian's work focuses on communicating with the world how NASA satellites view the Earth synoptically, bringing an understanding of how our planet responds to change. Currently, Brian serves as the ICESat-2 Mission Education Lead, Lead for the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, Trees Science Lead for the NASA GLOBE Observer Citizen Science Project, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Earth Science Outreach Manager.

As part of the NASA satellite missions and programs, Brian has developed partnerships with students, educators, and researchers from over 75 countries. Brian instructs students and citizen scientists from around the world how to collect in-situ environmental data, and then compare their data to that of the NASA satellites.