IDEM offering free virtual Earth Day presentations to Hoosier students


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is offering free virtual presentations to elementary schools across the state to celebrate Earth Day 2022, which is April 22.

Every year, IDEM staff members meet with students to talk about their careers and share science, technology, engineering and math based lessons about air, land, water and recycling.

“IDEM’s annual Earth Day presentations are a great way to teach students about the importance of protecting our environment,” IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess said. “These virtual lessons encourage students to understand how their actions can impact themselves and their community.”

The presentations are available for elementary schools and vary in length from 30 to 50 minutes. The interactive presentations offer activities such as reduce, reuse, recycle your trash or a demonstration on how water flows through a watershed.

Teachers who participated in IDEMs virtual presentations last year commented about how much they enjoyed the “hands-on way of learning” and “my students are still using the words they learned from the presentation.”

Registration is required and is now open. Visit to see dates and topics and to register. Educators may direct questions to IDEM’s environmental education outreach coordinator at [email protected] or 800-988-7901.

Presentations also are available throughout the year. For information, visit IDEM’s Environmental Education website,

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