To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Google created a relaxing game that lets you control a bee by pollinating flowers.
On April 22, 1970, a new tradition was formed with the first celebration of Earth Day in the United States, a holiday dedicated to the preservation of our planet and the reversal of climate change. In the fifty years since then, Earth Day has become an international tradition, allowing the world to come together to do our part and give back to nature.
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, Google has partnered with The Honeybee Conservancy to develop a game about the humble bee. In the incredibly relaxing experience, you use the mouse or the touchscreen to move a bee between flowers of different colors, taking the corresponding pollen where it needs to go. Between the levels, you get useful facts about the bee’s purpose and the incredible impact they have on the land.
If you want to go back to bee zen after Earth Day 2020 is over, the game will continue to be featured on the Google Doodle blog. With that, you’ll also find a fantastic introduction from The Honeybee Conservancy founder Guillermo Fernandez, who shared some of his thoughts on the Earth Day doodle and some tips on how to help local bees.
What we like most about Google Doodle today is how it captures the impact that a single bee has on the plants and habitats that it visits. Imagine, then, the pollinating power that trillions (yes, trillions!) Of bees have in ecosystems around the world!
Today’s Doodle also reminds us how small actions taken by individuals everywhere result in great results. And while beekeeping may not be for everyone, there are many easy ways to help save bees, even if the social detachment in today’s world
Keeping the theme with Doodle, Google is also launching a series of Earth Day gifs on Tenor, which you can easily find by searching “GoogleDoodles” in your favorite places to find and share gifs, including Gboard. Or, you can check them all out below.
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