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Endangered Species Day

Teachers & Students Encouraged to Participate in Endangered Species Day (May 18, 2018)

 The 13th annual international Endangered Species Day on May 18, 2018 offers biology, ecology 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 students can participate in Endangered Species Day (first approved by the U.S. Senate in 2006), such as:  

*Plan a school-wide Endangered Species Day fair with exhibits.
*Arrange a special display in the school library or cafeteria.
*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.

Depending on your school schedule, you can plan events earlier in May or on Endangered Species Day (5/18) 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 (link sends e-mail)

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

For more information, visit:

Endangered Species Day website