Get Ready to Celebrate Endangered Species Day

–Develop an Everyday Conservation Focus

By David Robinson, May 1, 2023

If you haven’t already made plans for Endangered Species Day on May 19, do so now. There are various ways to participate, including the Endangered Species Chalk Art event (May 19-21). You can also join an in-person or virtual event such as a talk, film screening, discussion, or trivia night.

Check out the event map to see if there is an event nearby you. If there isn’t an activity close to home, you can organize your own:

*Habitat clean-up.

*Pollinator garden planting.

*Children’s program or any other activity related to threatened and endangered species.

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

Here’s another suggestion. Make every day Endangered Species Day. This annual celebration is an ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of protecting vulnerable species and their precious habitats. However, it’s essential to make endangered species conservation an ongoing concern. Look for ways on this Site or elsewhere to help make a difference.

Remember the quote from Edward Everett Hale, an American author and Unitarian clergyman (1822-1909): “I am only one; but still, I am one. I cannot do everything; but still, I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”