Event Promotion Toolkit

Planning an Endangered Species Day Event!

Organizing an event is one of the best and most impactful and rewarding ways to participate in Endangered Species Day. Scroll through the slides for event ideas, and see below for a step-by-step guide for planning an event. 

Event Ideas

Restoration & Planting Events
Organize an event to restore or regenerate local habitat, like a litter pick-up, tree planting, or pollinator garden planting. Consider hosting it in your own yard, farm, or garden, or on public land (with permission).
Libraries, Museums, & Schools
Work with a local library, museum or school to organize a special event or activity for Endangered Species Day. This could be a special display, exhibit, fair, or educational event.
Fun & Games
Plan an endangered species themed game night, trivia event, open mic, or concert! Engage people in threatened and endangered species conservation in a way that's exciting and fun.
Educational Talks
Invite a biologist, ecologist, naturalist or environmental advocate to give a talk about threatened or endangered species at a local school, library, or community center (or virtually)!
Endangered Species Arts & Crafts
Consider organize a creative activity related to endangered species, like making seed bombs, creating posters or screenprinted shirts featuring endangered species, or building a diorama of a species and its habitat.
Movie Night
Host a film screening at a local theater, library, community center, or your own home. We particularly recommend Racing Extinction; The Dark Hobby; and Dammed to Extinction. Also, The Lorax and Finding Nemo are great family-friendly options!
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HOW TO PLAN AN EVENT

STep 1: Set a date, time and place. 

Once you have an event idea, set a date, time, and place. While it is great if your event can be on Endangered Species Day — Friday, May 19th, 2023 — you can also schedule it for earlier in the week, on the weekend, or another time in May.

STEp 2: Register your event. 

Register your event using this link so that it is added to the Endangered Species Day event map. This will allow more people to find and attend your event! Even if your event is not open to the public, we still encourage you to register it so we can keep track of all the awesome events happening around the country. 

STEP 3: PLAN YOUR EVENT.

Coordinate with any people and organizations who need to be involved. Create and agenda for your event and make a list of any materials or resources that you will need. 

STEP 4: INVITE & PROMOTE. 

Invite everyone you feel should attend, such as friends, family, colleagues, community members, and local environmental group members. Promote your event in any other ways that seem appropriate, such as through social media, email lists, community bulletin boards, neighborhood websites, and more.

STEP 5: FINAL PREPARATIONS.

In the few days before your event, send reminders to people you invited, let people know if there is anything they need to wear or bring, review your agenda, and make sure you have all the materials you need. Then just enjoy your event! 

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