Chalk for wildlife, participate in community science this weekend, or celebrate Endangered Species Day in another way!

Endangered Species Day is Friday, May 17th and we have many ways for you to participate!

There are events happening in every state in the country. If you can’t find an event near you or you’re unable to attend, don’t worry we have you covered!  Read more below about two ESC signature events we’re holding so people of all ages can participate from home.

For the fourth year in a row, the Endangered Species Coalition is holding a nationwide, all-ages chalk art event in honor of Endangered Species Day!

Find out more about the how to participate in the annual chalk art event.

More than 1 million species globally are threatened with extinction. Art is one of the most powerful tools we have to draw attention to this crisis. That’s why we’re holding the Endangered Species Chalk Art Event again!

From now through Sunday, we’re inviting people around the world to create chalk art depicting threatened, endangered, or vanishing species. This is a great way to celebrate wildlife, and you can also win prizes! More than $400 in prize money and chocolate bars will be given away in awards for the best artwork and at random to lucky participants.

To enter the contest and be eligible to win a prize, all you have to do is post a photo of your chalk art on Instagram between now and Sunday at midnight. If you include #EndangeredSpeciesChalkArt and tag @endangeredspeciescoalition in your post, we’ll include your art in the contest.

Want to join this exciting, creative event for Endangered Species Day? Learn more about how you can participate!

We can’t wait to see all the wonderful wildlife chalk art that everyone will create.

Would you like to learn more about the world around you close to home? Get to know the wildlife you share space with! This weekend, we are featuring multiple ways to participate in community science activities like documenting plants and wildlife and learning more about the natural world in your community. Find more information at!

In addition, social media is one of the best tools that we have to raise awareness of Endangered Species Day and the issue of species conservation more generally. Social media allows us to reach a wide public audience, generating publicity and public attention for conservation endeavors, and the overall importance of working to protect endangered species. 

On Friday, May 17th (Endangered Species Day 2024), please post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other platforms and use the hashtag #EndangeredSpeciesDay and the hashtag #StopExtinction. Find sample posts and graphics on our Social Media Toolkit

There are also many Endangered Species Day events happening around the world from webinars to nature walks to activities you can do at home. Thank you for helping us raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife this Endangered Species Day!

You can find these events and learn more at

Thank you in advance for being a part of this year’s Endangered Species Day.


Tara Thornton
Director of Institutional Engagement
Endangered Species Coalition

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