Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that people can take to help protect our nation’s disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space. Protecting America’s wildlife and plants today is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren, so that all Americans can experience the rich variety of native species that help to define our nation.

Started by the United States Senate, Endangered Species Day is the third Friday in May. Every year, thousands of people throughout the country celebrate Endangered Species Day at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers. You can participate in festivals, field trips, park tours, community clean-ups, film showings, classroom presentations, and many other fun and educational activities.(Source)

5 Ways to Celebrate Endangered Species Day:

TAKE ACTION - Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that reviewing the environmental risks of large scale projects is critical for wildlife.

Update your Facebook Timeline pic - Show your support for endangered species with a photo of your favorite wildlife species. Let us know you did it by including @National Wildlife Federation in your status message.

Help spread the word via Twitter - Share an Endangered Species Day story or wildlife message with your friends and family. Make sure to include #speciesday in your tweet.

Attend an Endangered Species Day event! Events are held across the country to highlight endangered species stories.

Help Kids Learn About Biodiversity! NWF's Eco-Schools has resources to get students ready to celebrate biodiversity and conservation.


Responses to "Endangered Species Day (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    No matter what life brings, this is God's creation and a gift to us, why is it , we do not find a way to protect this gift. Time and future rest on us, to do the right thing. Acknowledge our part and do something.

  2. Ruth says:

    We need to protect Mother Earth and now so all creatures, great and small, may be free and happy. My wish to the world ♡

  3. Anonymous says:

    Through man's greed and ignorance we loose more species of animals and plants, waterways, trees and beauty!!!! With all the papers that are written, the television and movie shows that are made showing how we can save the planet and thus the animals we share it with, there are still those that because of greed turn their heads and continue to kill, not just animals but also our planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D. Horn

  4. Anonymous says:

    And My wish to the world ♡

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