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You Can Adopt A Piece Of The Planet For Earth Day

By Marissa Higgins

As we approach everyone's favorite holiday, Earth Day, many of us are looking for creative and unique things we can do to help the planet this April 22. Especially when it comes to getting kids and families involved in taking care of the planet, it can feel challenging to reuse activities from year to year. That's why NASA's newest program is such a fun one, no matter your age. In celebration of Earth Day, NASA is allowing you to "adopt" a slice of the planet.

This is how it works. You simply go to this site, type in your name, click "ADOPT!" and your "ownership" certificate is generated. For the real-estate minded among us, it's important to note that you don't actually own whichever part of the planet you adopt. 

But you will receive some really educational and interesting information about your little section of the world. As NASA's website explains it, "your personalized adoption certificate will feature data from NASA’s Earth-observing satellites for a randomly assigned location." These random locations average about 55 miles wide, and your certificate includes information such as the air quality and vegetation of the specific location.