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August 2019

International Bat Night

August 24 - August 25
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    The Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of August. Nature conservation agencies and NGOs from across Europe pass on information to the public about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions and bat walks, often offering the opportunity to listen to bat sounds with the support of ultrasound technology. The general date is set for the last full weekend in August; however,…

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September 2019

Take A Child Outside Week

September 24 - September 30
Take a Child Outside Week

Inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” Take A Child Outside week was founded to help connect children with nature. By celebrating opportunities for children to have free play outside, highlighting locations offering places to explore the outdoors, and providing simple activities anyone can do, the event hopes to increase the number of children experiencing the natural world. How to get the kids involved: Find events, tips and activity ideas on the Take A Child Outside website.

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

September 28
National Public Lands Day

In celebration of the annual National Public Lands Day, September 28, 2019 has been designed as a Free Entrance Day for most National Parks, Monuments, Recreation Areas and other participating federal sites. National Public Lands Day is a fantastic way to connect your kids to nature and help teach them about stewardship and volunteering! NPLD is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands with hundreds of thousands of people volunteering each year to assist with various projects designed to restore…

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October 2019

World Migratory Bird Day

October 12
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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. How to involve the kids: Take the kids to public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD. The…

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National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 13 - October 19
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National Wildlife Refuge Week, observed the second full week of October each year, celebrates the great network of lands and waters that conserves and protects Americans’ precious wildlife heritage. Rediscover your nature at a national wildlife refuge. National wildlife refuges make our lives better in many ways: They protect lands and waters for beloved species such as bison and alligators. They offer world-class recreation such as fishing and paddling. They ease the impact of storms and flooding.

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Take Me Outside Day

October 23

Take Me Outside Day takes place on October 23rd in 2019. It is an invitation to Canadian schools to extend the classroom beyond four walls and a desk and engage with school grounds and natural areas. Since its inception 9 years ago, more than 1 million students have participated in Take Me Outside Day. Commit to spending at least 1 hour outside with your class on October 23rd. Help spread the word or share your stories and ideas on social…

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BAT WEEK

October 24 - October 31

Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Bat Week is a great time to do something positive for bats: build a bat roosting box, plant native vegetation that attracts bats, create bat art, or spread the word! Take a look at the Bats Week website for events, ideas and more! Learn more

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November 2019

Outdoor Classroom Day

November 7
Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritize playtime. In the U.K. and Ireland, Outdoor Classroom Day is celebrated on November 7th in 2019.    In 2018, over 3.5 million children in over 100 countries took part in Outdoor Classroom Day. Sign up on the Outdoor Classroom Day website to find events, resources and to put your classroom on the…

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National Take a Hike Day

November 17

Grab the family, head out to your favorite trail for National Take a Hike Day. Use the US Forest Service website to find national forests and grasslands for your hike. https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/

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National Tree Week

November 23 - December 1
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National Tree Week

National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration, inspiring communities across the UK to plant thousands of trees every year since 1975. Marking the start of the tree planting season, the campaign has its roots in the response to Dutch Elm Disease crisis of the 1960s, which wiped out more than 20 million of our most significant landscape trees. People came together to “Plant A Tree in ‘73”, and every year since, organizations, professionals, schools and our amazing network…

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