State offers free Earth Day presentations


INDIANAPOLIS — To help Indiana schools celebrate Earth Day 2023, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is again offering free hands-on classroom presentations, in addition to virtual webinar presentations, to elementary students across the state.

Classroom Earth Day presentations on air, land, water and recycling are available for elementary schools and vary in length from 30 to 50 minutes. The interactive presentations offer activities such as reduce, reuse, recycle trash or a demonstration on how water flows through a watershed. Virtual webinar presentations will take place on each Tuesday and the first and third Thursdays during April covering water, land, air and recycling.

In-person classroom presentations are available on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the month of April. Each school may request up to four presentations.

Registration is now open, and teachers can request a classroom presentation or register for a virtual webinar presentation by visiting

The deadline to request a classroom presentation is Feb. 24, 2023.

The deadline to register to attend a virtual webinar presentation is March 3, 2023.

Educators may direct questions to IDEM’s Environmental Education Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 800-988-7901.