Celebrate 15th Annual Endangered Species Day on May 15th, 2020

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Check back often to learn more about the 15th annual Endangered Species Day on May 15, 2020.

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Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest! Winning entries will be announced in early April.

*Contest submission requirements and other information for the 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. 

*See the winning entries in the 2019 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest here. Congratulations to all who entered!

*Student Engagement Ideas

*Teachers/Others: See article about the Youth Art Contest in January 2019 issue of Arts & Activities Magazine.




download_toolkitThe toolkit includes materials for Endangered Species Day events and activities, a step-by-step guide to planning an event, sample lesson plans and other materials to make your event fun and successful.

Endangered Species Day Bird Note Show

Listen to an Endangered Species Day show from Bird Note about the Palila:


15-Year Highlights

To help celebrate the 15th anniversary, the Endangered Species Day site will include a variety of “15 Lists” and other highlights. For example,

*15 Ways to Help Protect Endangered Species

*15 Ways to Help Protect the Endangered Species Act

Future updates will include 15 Endangered Species Day Activities for Individuals and 15 Endangered Species Art Projects in the U.S.