Virtual Earth Day



Hosted by Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

Ann Norton envisioned her home, studio and green oasis as a place where all are welcome to learn about the powerful intersection of environmental science, art, and the natural world. Earth Day celebrates a distinguished collaboration of ecologically minded Palm Beach County non-profits. We are proud to partner with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and honored to dedicate the 2019-20 season of educational programs in honor of Perry J. Cohen.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will collaborate on a 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on April 22, by virtually uniting students throughout Palm Beach County with prominent environmental organizations including The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon- an FPL Eco-Discovery Center, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, The Everglades Foundation, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Friends of Palm Beach, Angari Foundation, Palm Beach Day Academy, Celis Produce and more. This year’s virtual program celebrates the Ann Norton Partnership for Art, Science & the Natural World sponsored by Lewis, Longman & Walker, Florida Crystals and Wilmington Trust.

The partnering organizations will provide virtual lessons designed to empower students with a deeper understanding of innovative and obtainable ways to make Earth Day every day – most especially while at home.

Generation Ocean: Coral Reefs

Join Dr. Ian Enochs from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and his team for an expedition aboard the research vessel ANGARI to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to study coral reefs. Survey the health of the reef using SCUBA and camera equipment, collect a coral core and take it back to the lab for scanning, and visit the Experimental Reef Lab to learn more about ongoing experiments.

The Awesome Adventures of Annie V

Annie V Activity Poetry and Drawing worksheet: click here to download >

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Does it Grow in Florida?


Protecting our Everglades and Connecting to our Watershed: From Home and Always

Do you know where your water comes from? There are 8.7 million residents of south Florida (1 out of 3 Floridians) who rely on the Everglades for their water supply. Join us to learn more about The Everglades Foundation’s educational programming as we navigate through the Everglades watershed using an interactive presentation focusing on water usage, where our water comes from, and the importance of the Everglades ecosystem. Understanding the Everglades watershed ensures future generations of Floridians understand the ecological and economic value of the Everglades ecosystem. Water is important to the health of the Everglades, and the health of the Everglades is important to us!



The Million Orchid Project at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center


Ditch the Plastic!


Importance of Water Quality featuring Annie Beau the Sea Turtle

Manatee Lagoon Virtual Earth Day

Manatee Masters, educators from Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, share their knowledge about the threatened Florida manatee and other fascinating marine life found in Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach County’s largest estuary. Students can participate in a virtual sorting activity to explore how manatees and many other living things, including some found in Lake Worth Lagoon, can be grouped together by common traits. In addition, students can compare themselves to the size of an adult manatee and have the opportunity to see a manatee bone. After exploring how living things are connected to each other and their habitats, students can participate in the at-home activity where they can brainstorm ideas for what they can do to help protect manatees, other marine life and their habitats.

Take the Pledge, click to download >

Palm Beach County Earth Day

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Earth Day has increased awareness of the planet we live on, and encouraged people to learn more about pollution, climate change, endangered species, and many other environmental issues. #PBCEarthDay #EarthDay50PalmBeachCounty

Attached is a link for an activity guide chock a block full of fun things to do at home to celebrate Earth Day from participating Palm Beach County organizations and RISE:Resources in Science Education - a group of Palm Beach County organizations that focus on providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) based learning opportunities.

Click here to download Activity Guide >

Project for the Planet

Service Learning in your community from Schoolyard Films Students from three different schools in three different locations learn about local environmental issues and commit to making a difference in their community... and for their planet.

Plastic Reef in Partnership with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation

Born in Colombia and Miami based, Federico Uribe’s work is whimsical and leaves the viewer with a memory of humor, beauty and love.  He creates sculptures that speak to human and animal existence using the neglected beauty of simple objects in daily use. Uribe created and curated a special exhibition for ANSG using recycled materials from the ocean in partnership with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation 

Virtual Earth Day Water Quality

Join us on Earth Day as we explore the importance of keeping our waters clean. We will test various water samples for compounds that should and should not be present.  After testing, we will create our own science experiment to demonstrate how our water is naturally being recycled.

Upcycled Water Cycle click to download >

Virtual Aquarium Everything Alligators

American Alligators are important members of their ecosystem and are regarded as a keystone species. Learn this and other facts about why we need to protect them while virtually meeting one of our resident gators!


Sponsored by

Lewis Longman & Walker |  Florida Crystals | Wilmington Trust