In 10 Days, we will be celebrating Earth Day and we are super duper excited to create some hype about it!
Have you ever dreamed of naming a star after a loved one or adopting a patch of rain-forest to help in forest conservation efforts? Well, you need not wait any longer.
Today, we would like to share news about this ultra cool initiative by NASA; their ‘Adopt the Planet’ Campaign for Earth Day 2017 allows you to virtually ‘adopt’ a piece of the Earth’s surface and name it yourself!
When you visit the official campaign website, you will be asked to enter a name and will be randomly assigned a unique ‘piece’ of the Earth’s surface out of 64,000 such ‘pieces’. You won’t exactly be buying it or be a legal owner of the area alloted to you but it is this sense of knowing that you love your planet and own a part of it that takes your appreciation for the Earth and its resources to a whole other level.
The area assigned to you will be 55 miles wide and will have data associated with the area of land or ocean you have adopted.
I could not contain my excitement and went ahead and claimed my share of the Earth and have posted a screenshot for you all to see!
Furthermore, the best part about this campaign is that you get to understand your adopted area better because NASA has compiled data from 18 of their Earth Science missions for you to have a look at. This data has been collected from watercraft, aircraft, ground observation stations and satellites from varying international space agencies.
You also get the opportunity to check out their Worldview tool which is from NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System or EOSDIS. This fantastic tool allows the general public to view high quality data in great resolutions and download it for further study and analysis.
Having said this, we would like to encourage you to check out NASA’s campaign page and adopt your very own share of the Earth so that no part is left unclaimed!
Lets share our love for our beautiful blue planet. ❤
We would love to know about your piece of the Earth! You can share a link to it in the comments section below. 🙂