Earth Day 2017:

Celebrating, Exploring, and Protecting Our Home

A Brand New Google Earth

Just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd, Google has released a major update to Google Earth. The new version works in your web browser and includes the new Voyager storytelling feature which offers themed ‘tours’ and gives us a glimpse inside museums and other landmarks.

3D renderings of buildings and landscapes, photospheres, and Streetview Treks allow you to look around far away places as though you were physically there. You can stroll through the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, wander around the pyramids at Giza, hang out with tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, and visit remote natural wonders all without leaving home.

For an even more immersive experience, check out The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks on Google Arts and Culture!

Other Earth Day Resources

Learn about the history behind Earth Day at the History Channel’s website.

Check out highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth TV series.

The Earth Day Indiana Festival at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis is an Earth Day event in our local community.

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Visit our Resource Spotlight Archive.