ABOUT EARTHxEDU

EARTHx provides opportunities for students to explore sustainability, careers in STEAM fields, and amazing programs from colleges and universities all over the world.

EARTHx is the world’s largest Earth Day event! EARTHx will take place April 20-22, 2018 at Fair Park Dallas and is free to the public.

2018 will be the 7th Earth Day event in Dallas, and will attract over 100,000 visitors.

Over 1,000 exhibitors representing many companies, non-profits, NGO’s, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as politicians, filmmakers, and celebrities - all come together for this amazing event to celebrate our planet and collaborate on how we can protect our future for generations to come.

Students can get involved with EARTHx:

  • Attend your school field trip
  • Attend as an exhibitor with a relevant science, fine arts or student film project
  • Attend with a friend to become an EARTHx Student Ambassador

Educators can sponsor students to attend or exhibit at EARTHx:

  • Earn CPE hours
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Provide students an opportunity to be awarded with accolades and prizes
  • Network with other educators who are passionate about building a more sustainable future

Field Trips

Student Tours at Fair Park • Friday, April 20 • 10am-2p

  • Student activations/experiences
    • “Passport to the Future”
      • Students will be given either hard copy or digital guides accessed through the EARTHx App and led through age and grade level appropriate exhibits and experiences
    • The Solar Raceway - Featuring Solar Rollers and Solar Car Challenge
    • Outdoor Adventure Area featuring Tree Climbers International and Dive Pool
    • Film Options -School approved films curated by EARTHxFilm

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K-12 Exhibitors

The EARTHx mission is to create awareness for sustainability and conservation of our planet’s resources. Exhibits should draw attention to issues and solutions in the following areas (see curriculum for more resources and ideas):

Suggestions for activity, art project or game to draw attendees into your exhibit:

  • Make a seed ball or plant a seedling in an upcycled soda bottle
  • Create a short film or art exhibit using images of wildfires or other natural disasters with commentary from students on prevention and/or how to help
  • Play a trivia game like “How much do you know about the water cycle?” Make it into a “game show”, complete with a set and invite people to be contestants.

These are suggestions - your exhibit is up to you and your students! Please see the EARTHx curriculum for more ideas and resources.

Climate

  • Extreme weather
  • The Carbon Cycle
  • Climate Change over time
  • Human impact on Earth’s climate
  • Air Quality Affects on Public Health

Earth

  • Animals
  • Animals & Habitat Conservation
  • Forests & Oceans
  • Agriculture
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes or Wildfires
  • Storms/Extreme Weather

Energy

  • Oil & Gas
  • Alternative Energy
  • Solar
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Wind
  • Sustainable Architecture

Cities

  • Sustainability at school, home and in our neighborhoods
  • Hurricane Relief
  • Why celebrate Earth Day?
  • Earth Day 2030
  • Transportation

Exhibitor Guidelines & Criteria

Once accepted, you will be assigned a division. Only pre-approved projects or exhibits will be displayed at the 2018 EARTHx event.

  • Exhibit space includes pipe and drape partitions, a 6’ table with two chairs. You are not required to use table and chairs; how you use your space is up to you. Exhibition spaces are expected to be creative and inviting to visitors.
  • All exhibits are expected to have some sort of interactive element for visitors participation; whether a demonstration, a hands-on experience or learning moment – our goal is to get people engaged and thinking!
  • Any handouts to visitors must be pre-approved by EARTHx. Please avoid items that might soon end up in a landfill.
  • A representative should be in your booth at all times during the event. Tip: Reach out to parents and students that are not necessarily involved in the exhibit but need volunteer hours to be at your booth throughout the weekend.
  • Your project or exhibit will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Creativity
    • Audience engagement
    • Real world application/social impact

Special Projects and Contests

  • Film Contest
  • Strawless in Dallas
  • Recycleable Clothing

EARTHxCurriculum

To access EARTHx Teacher Resources, please complete the following form:

Teacher Resource Form







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With your contribution, K-12 students can do the following:

EARTHx, formerly EARTHx, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness. As the world’s largest annual forum, EARTHx showcases the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future.

Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist & businessman Trammell S. Crow.