2019 Endangered Species Day

Opportunity

Date and Time:

Monday, April 15, 2019, 9:00am to Friday, May 17, 2019, 4:00pm

Teachers & Students Encouraged to Participate in Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019)

The 14th annual international Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019 offers biology, ecology, general science and other teachers an ideal opportunity to educate students about the importance of protecting threatened and endangered plant and animal species. In addition to classroom discussions, there are several ways for teachers and students to participate in Endangered Species Day (first approved by the U.S. Senate in 2006).  For example:

*Plan a school-wide Endangered Species Day fair with exhibits.

*Join others to plant a pollinator garden.

*Arrange a special display in the school library or cafeteria. (See special resources below.)

*Invite a local expert to speak to the school/class.

*Work with a community/environmental group on a habitat restoration project.

*Attend an event at a local zoo, aquarium, botanic garden or other location.

(See other school activity ideas—including what several teachers have recently done—on the Endangered Species Day website: www.endangeredspeciesday.org).

     Depending on your school schedule, you can plan events earlier in May (or late April) or on Endangered Species Day (5/17) itself. Once a specific activity is planned, the class can register it on the Endangered Species Day website or send the information (and your questions) to David Robinson, Endangered Species Day Director: drobinson@endangered.org

     Be sure to check out the resource materials in the Endangered Species Day Toolkit on the website, including event planning tips, special Infographics, stickers, bookmarks, fliers, banner, passport, coloring/activity sheets (many of which can be downloaded and printed) and more.