Celebrate Endangered Species Day and the ESA’s 50th Anniversary!

By David Robinson (2/24/23)

One of the best ways to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (December 28, 1973) is to participate in this year’s Endangered Species Day.

On Friday, May 19th, and throughout May, hundreds of organizations and individuals will participate in activities for the 18th annual Endangered Species Day. For example, from now through April, classes or teams of K-12 students are encouraged to get creative and submit artwork to “Collaborating for Wildlife and Plants: ESA at 50, a nationwide art project honoring wildlife, the ESA, and the importance of collaboration!”

Other great ways to be involved:

*Participate in the Endangered Species Chalk Art Event (May 19th—21st).

*Organize an in-person or virtual event such as a talk, film screening, discussion, or trivia night.

*Lead or assist with a habitat clean-up.

*Coordinate a pollinator garden planting.

*Plan a children’s program or any other activity related to threatened and endangered species.

Plan now and get your family, friends, and neighbors to join you.

Don’t forget to register your activities on the international event map at http://www.endangeredspeciesday.org. Registering helps more people find your event and participate in Endangered Species Day.

Look for other ways to help recognize the ESA@50 throughout the year. You will be making a meaningful difference.


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