May 18th, 2012 is the seventh annual Endangered Species Day
! Started by the United States Senate in 2006, Endangered Species Day is observed annually on the third Friday in May.
There are over 130 events being held from coast to coast through the end of the month. Here in Washington, DC, we’ll be at the United States Botanic Garden
for the Endangered Species Day Festival. There will be educational booths, children’s activities, tours of endangered plants and more! Please stop out if you’re in the city or if not, go to endangeredspeciesday.org
and find an event
Endangered Species Day is a unique opportunity to both celebrate the successes we’ve had in protecting and recovering threatened and endangered species, and to learn about everyday steps we can take
to protect at risk plants, fish, and wildlife.
If you can’t make it to an event in person, there are fun ways to take part online this year. Listen to some of our Endangered Species Day podcasts
, watch live video
from the U.S. Botanic Garden Endangered Species Day Festival tomorrow and follow our Species of the Day