Category Archives: environmental education

Celebrating Endangered Species Day at Children’s Museums

This post was originally published on the Association of Children’s Museums website. Exhibit and education coordinators and other children’s museum staff often face a challenging assignment: creating an exhibit or activity that captures the interest of young people and offers a positive learning experience. The 14th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019 provides children’s museums with an opportunity to highlight their educational programs and overall mission while also recognizing this nationwide celebration. First approved by the U.S. Senate… Continue reading

Semi-finalists Chosen in Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

The 2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest was an amazing success with more than 1,500 entries from students around the United States. Thank you to everyone who entered!  A panel of judges made up of educators and art instructors recently undertook the very difficult process of narrowing all of the entries down to just 40 entries (10 for each grade category). These semi-finalist entries are below!   You can view them by grade category here: Grades K-2 Grades 3-5… Continue reading

Celebrate Endangered Species Day this Friday!

Endangered Species Day is this Friday, May 15th! Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wild places. This year, millions of people will celebrate Endangered Species Day on Friday and throughout the month of May. America is blessed with amazing wildlife: bald eagles and peregrine falcons flying in our skies, gray wolves and grizzly bears roaming the wilderness, Canada lynx and spotted owls in ancient forests, salmon and… Continue reading