Dear parents,

Today we celebrate Earth Day. Let’s celebrate our home planet!

The coronavirus is also having a big impact on the environment. Some of it positive — a big drop in factories’ CO2, airline, traffic and greenhouse gas emissions — some of it negative — growing piles of possibly infected waste like tissues and old face masks.

In some countries the skies have turned blue and many people can see the mountains for the first time. In Italy’s Venice, meanwhile, canal water is so clear fish can be easily seen.

All this is an unexpected upside of the coronavirus crisis that has proved global air quality can be dramatically improved – and fast.

Can the pandemic teach us about living with nature?

Enjoy this sunny day and take your child/ren on a scavenger hunt.

Take care,

Irena Šteblaj