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October 2019

World Migratory Bird Day

October 12, 2019

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, 2019 - October 19, 2019
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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, 2019

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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October 24, 2019 - October 31, 2019

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, 2019
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, 2019

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, 2019 - December 1, 2019
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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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December 2019

National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
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The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is an early-winter bird census, in which thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds, CBC is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to the excitement of birding, citizen science and hopefully set them off on a lifelong hobby. No experience birding? No worries.  Beginning birders can join a group with at least one…

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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr – Free National Park Day

January 20

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites planned free admission for everyone on Monday, January 20, 2020, as the first fee free day of the year. Commemorated on the third Monday of January, it is also a day of service when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country.

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February 2020

World Wetlands Day

February 2

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. https://www.europarc.org/news/2019/02/world-wetlands-day-2019/

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