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Songs for Earth Day

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In 1963, a United States Senator by the name of Gaylord Nelson grew concerned about the state of our environment. He felt people should be better informed on how to protect and nurture our surroundings. Through his efforts and the help of other concerned people, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 and since then, it has spread all over the world. On this day we are reminded that we should all do our share to protect Mother Nature. Here are several links to songs that you can use to celebrate Earth Day.

Preschool Education - Has several songs to remember Earth Day adapted to popular children's songs, such as "Clean Up" sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

NIEHS Sing-Along Site - Has midi and lyrics of a song for Earth Day that you can sing along to.

Linda Book's Environmental Songs - Has samples of original environmental songs by Linda Book.

Earth Day Midi Music Concert - Midis of songs meant to celebrate Earth Day.

Songs 4 Teachers - Offers free downloads of songs and poems for Earth Day.

Can Teach - Several Earth Day songs adapted to favorite children's tunes.

Songs for Teaching - Original song by Ron Brown.

Know of other songs or websites that should be on this list? Email it to musiced@aboutguide.com

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