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June 2019

National Great Outdoors Month

June 1 - June 30

    June is a special time to celebrate America's great outdoors.  Great Outdoors Month encourages all of us to connect with and enjoy America’s great outdoors! The month-long celebration focuses on the outdoors and all the healthful, social and economic benefits it brings. The Great Outdoors Month website lists a wide range of family fun ideas and events including the Great American Campout on June 22, 2019.  

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National Trails Day®

June 1

    Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails. NTD is an excellent way to introduce your child to the importance of stewardship of public lands. NYD is organized by the American…

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National Fishing and Boating Week

June 1 - June 8

    National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration, an event that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing. During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the upcoming free fishing days in your state.    

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30 Days Wild

June 1 - June 30

The UK-based Wildlife Trusts is truly an organization to check out, if you live in the UK or not. We love their wildlife-focused approach and fun campaigns. One of which is "30 Days Wild," a challenge to do something wild every day, or 30 simple, fun and exciting "Random Acts of Wildness." To help you out with ideas, Wildlife Trusts will give you a free pack of goodies to plan your wild mont. You can also just give your email…

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World Oceans Day

June 8

    A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Learn how to get involved and…

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Nature Photography Day

June 15

    Each year, June 15 is designated by the North America Nature Photography Association (NANPA) to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide. How to involve the kids: Take your kids and grandkids on a nature trek, and show them how to photograph trees, flowers, birds, and more. Then print some of their photos and present them, in a…

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June 22

    Hundreds of thousands of people will be camping all summer – in their backyards, neighborhoods, national parks and campgrounds – to support the National Wildlife Federation and reconnect with nature. The Great American Campout™ is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to help inspire Americans to protect wildlife, including a campaign to get 10 million kids to spend regular outdoor time in nature. You can camp out with your family or host a public campout. Check the…

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International Mud Day

June 29

International Mud Day began as an exchange between the children of Nepal and Australia and is now an idea shared throughout the world. Mud Day is a global day of splashing, rolling, squishing, sliding, making mud pies, and more. The Nature Action Collaborative for Children offers a number of resources for planning your Mud Day! And be sure to check out our Mud Play Activity with ideas for hours of mud fun!

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July 2019

National Forest Week

July 8 @ 12:00 am - July 17 @ 11:59 pm

National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193 million spectacular acres of wildlands. Managed by the USDA Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands host more than 170 million visits each year. During National Forest Week. celebrate the importance of US forests and grasslands through the National Forest photo contest to win great prizes like custom framing, America the Beautiful public lands pass and more. Share #NationalForestWeek on your social media channels and follow the National Forest Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to come alongside our celebrations…

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National Marine Week

July 28 - August 11

    National Marine Week is a chance to celebrate the wonderful wildlife found in the seas around the UK, and our relationship with this incredible habitat that surrounds us. How to get the kids involved: Wildlife Trusts around the UK will be holding sea-themed events, from snorkelling through the waters of Wembury Bay in Devon, to exploring the rockpools of Yorkshire’s Boggle Hole on a seashore safari, or even picnicking with a porpoise on the clifftops of North Wales.…

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