May 15

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

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Friday, May 16th is Endangered Species Day 2014.  How are you celebrating?

This is the 9th annual Endangered Species Day and is the biggest yet. Events have already begun, with nearly 200 scheduled around the country. In Washington, we will be talking about plants and pollinators at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Friday along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation groups.

This week of Endangered Species Day, we have partnered with the Spring of Sustainability to assemble a week-long series of panels titled Vanishing Species Week. Every day until Friday, there is a unique 45-minute online or phone-accessible panel, culminating in an event on Friday with Ed Begley, Jr.

Also on Friday, we are having a Tweetchat with a bear scientist from our member group Bear Trust International. They will be taking questions about threats facing sloth bears, a vulnerable species that faces unique threats from poaching for use as dancing bears.

Into the weekend, we have events scheduled all over the country! There are bike rides (here is one called Pedal for Polar Bears), hikes, tree-planting and habitat restoration, and gatherings of all sorts at parks, zoos, schools, and nature centers. Find an event and head out to celebrate saving species!

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