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Friday, April 24th
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Friday, April 24, 2020

(All times CST)
12:30- 1:00 PM –  Taegen Yardley “Youth Involvement in Conservation and Critical Issues”

Target Audience: Middle School and High School Students

Taegen Yardley, the First Place winner of the 2019 International Young Eco-Hero Award, is an environmentally passionate young person from Vermont. She has worked with legislators to change ivory importation laws in her state, coordinated a march for building awareness on the topic and just last summer worked in the oceans of the Pacific. Besides sharing her message about how she has been involved in making a difference in the environment, she also highlights the fact the young people can be empowered to be eco-heroes.

1:50-2:10 – “The Magic of Paper”

Target Audience: Third Grade and Above

Smurfit Kappa, a proud sponsor of EarthX 2020, is one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging providers in the world. The trees used in their products are forested based upon sustainable growth principles. In addition, they also provide recycling solutions to ensure their products are recycled responsibly, efficiently and reliably.

2:00-3:00 – Paper for Water “How Paper Provides Water”

Target Audience: Third Grade and Above

Katherine and Isabelle Adams founded Paper for Water when they were 9 and 7 years old, respectively. Now, seven years later, they, along with their younger sister, Trinity, continue in their mission to bringing water to the thirsty, one piece of paper at a time. Paper for Water is a non-profit organization that has funded over 200 water projects in 20 different countries around the world through the sale of origami ornaments. They will discuss the need for clean water in the world and how they designed a solution to address this problem.

3:00-3:45  -10,000 Reasons to Hope: Champions for Change


Target Audience: Middle School and High School

Around the world, young people are leading efforts to confront some of our planet’s most pressing problems. National Geographic Young Explorer and inspiring youth leader Kehkashan Basu, 19, will share her powerful journey to champion a greener planet, challenge the status quo, and empower youth-led solutions for change. She’ll be joined by National Geographic Education Fellow Andrew Brennen, 24, who is partnering with the National Geographic Society to create opportunities to empower and inspire youth-led movements in his home state of Kentucky and around the world.

Friday, April 24, 9:00 AM through Sunday, April 26, 7:00 PM



EarthxHack 2020 will be held as a virtual event beginning at 9am CT on Friday, April 24th and ending at 7pm CT on Sunday, April 26th. Submissions of products will be due by 6pm on Sunday. (Also look for interactive workshops, talks, and experiences, live-streamed and recorded throughout the week before the event from April 20th – 24th). 

For further details, go to EarthxHack

Saturday, April 25, 2020

(All times CST)
4:00 – 4:30 – Shreya Ramachandran “Water Recycling: Combating Droughts and Climate Change”

Target Audience: Fourth Grade and Above

Shreya Ramachandran’s outreach efforts through The Grey Water Project (the non-profit organization she founded) include conducting seminars to show others how easy it is to build grey water systems using organic detergents, collaborating with several California water agencies to promote grey water reuse, and developing a grey water curriculum for elementary students to teach water conservation and the idea that small actions can make a huge difference.

March for Science Youth Summit

Bringing youth together to mobilize advocates around the world to support science-informed public policies.

Eco-Art Competition

Calling All Artists K-12. Use your creativity to help sustain our world! Enter the Eco-Art Competition for Student Artists in grades K-12, and take on the challenge of creating a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, using any medium or combination of media, that illustrates the EarthX theme: Our Earth, Our Home.

Green Speaker Series Stages

Expert speakers and panelists talk about a wide range of topics ranging from everything from electric cars to bee pollination. They share ideas and knowledghe on breakthrough innovations, practical home remedies, and other ways to begin building a sustainable future.

City of Dallas Youth Symposium


A 24-hour codefest, EarthxHack is the world’s largest environmental innovation competition. We’re sitting at the intersection of innovation, technology, and the environment – a platform for creating groundbreaking solutions by utilizing the brightest technical minds focusing on solutions for tomorrow. Events include the EarthxHackathon, EarthxHack Tic Toc – Learn and Dream, and EarthxHackTalks.

National Geographic Explorers

Meet the esteemed Explorers and Leaders of National Geographic live and in person. Listen and learn as they share their exciting experiences from expeditions to remote destinations around the globe, and knowledge they have gained along the way.


EarthXR Mixed Reality Virtual Reality Augmented Reality EXPERIENCE REALITY
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Go on wild, immersive journeys, like swimming with dolphins, dancing with flamingos, exploring remote islands and defending wildlife in the African jungle. Experience scores of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality projects and educational workshops in our interactive zone and throughout the Expo.

Film Series