Endangered Species Education Center

2023 Educational Activities

2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark piece of legislation protecting fish, plants, and wildlife. There are many exciting ways for children, families, K-12 students, college students, and educators to engage in celebrating the 50th Anniversary!

The calendar below highlights one way to participate each month, from essay contests and nationwide art projects to conservation career panels and the Clean Earth Challenge. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to learn about, celebrate, or take action for threatened and endangered species. 

Questions can be directed to Sarah at the Endangered Species Coalition: [email protected]

Endangered Species Day Resources

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Aids

Missing Species Report Project

The Missing Species Report project is a socially engaged arts and science program designed to help raise awareness of 10 species of animals, plants, and insects that are severely endangered. It features a downloadable curriculum (that fits into national common core standards for literacy and art as well as next generation standards) for four different age groups, along with templates for the special species reports and flyers that students can develop, and with additional resources.

Additional Lesson Plans

Two additional lesson plans can also be adapted to complement various science and art subjects and your class schedules.