Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation's wildlife and wild places. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is the third Friday of May. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and highlight the everyday actions that individuals and groups can take to help protect our nation's wildlife, fish and plants.
Every year, thousands of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, museums, libraries, schools and community centers. Endangered Species Day is a great opportunity to engage people in your community in your organization's programs to protect wildlife and wild places.
Celebrate Endangered Species Day Event!
Plan an Endangered Species Day event using our online event toolkit which includes ideas about different types of events and activities, a step-by-step guide to planning an event, sample handouts and other materials to make your event fun and successful. Click here to check out the Endangered Species Day event toolkit.
We also have Endangered Species Day educational materials, including lesson plans, handouts, stickers and Girl Scout badges. The National Environmental Education Foundation has put together a library of Endangered Species Day lesson plans that meet educational critieria. Click here to check out the Endangered Species Day educational materials.
Would you like help spreading the word about an event on or around Endangered Species Day? Register your Endangered Species Day event and we'll include it on our searchable event list and include it in outreach and media materials. Register your Endangered Species Day Event by filling out the Event Registration Form.
Many environmental, educational and other organizations are actively involved in Endangered Species Day including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Garden Clubs of America, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Science Teacher Association, Girl Scouts of the U.S, Earth Day Network, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife and the Endangered Species Coalition.
For more information, check out the Endangered Species Day website at www.EndangeredSpeciesDay.org
Thank you for recognizing Endangered Species Day and the importance of protecting our nation's wildlife, birds, fish and plants on the brink of extinction.
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