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May 2020

Endangered Species Day

May 15, 2020
endangered species day

    Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. Every year on the third Friday in May (and throughout the month), zoos, aquariums, parks, botanic gardens, wildlife refuges, museums, schools, community centers, conservation groups and other…

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June 2020

World Environment Day

June 5, 2020

World Environment Day 2020 calls for urgent action to protect global biodiversity. With over one million plant and animal species facing extinction, society must take immediate steps to preserve the delicate ecosystems that support all life on Earth. Use hashtags  #WorldEnvironmentDay &  #TimeforNature! Learn more about biodiversity and why it is so important to the health of our planet! https://bit.ly/3bXLiCv

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August 2020

Playday

August 5, 2020

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2020 will be celebrated on Wednesday 5 August. The theme for 2020 is  Everyday Freedoms Everyday Adventures. The Playday 2020 theme aims to highlight the importance of giving children and teenagers the freedom to play and have everyday adventures. As well as celebrating children’s right to play, the Playday 2020 campaign recognizes the impact of government restrictions and physical distancing on children’s mental…

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October 2020

National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 11, 2020 - October 17, 2020
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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 21, 2020

Take Me Outside Day takes place on October 21st in 2020. 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 21st. Help spread the word or share your stories and ideas on social…

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BAT WEEK

October 24, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Bat

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!

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November 2020

Outdoor Classroom Day

November 5, 2020
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 2019, millions of 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 map!

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National Tree Week

November 28, 2020 - December 6, 2020
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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 2020

National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

December 14, 2020 @ 12:00 am - January 5, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
Bird, Winter

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 2021

2021 National Wildlife Photo Contest

January 13 @ 7:00 am
NWF photo contest

The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect both photographers and viewers with wildlife and the outdoors. This long-running, prestigious contest is unique because it celebrates wildlife, habitats and the natural world with an eye on conservation. Modest entry fees help support the conservation work of the National Wildlife Federation. Nine categories to enter including Young Nature Photographer. Learn more.

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