It’s here again – the 18th annual, international Endangered Species Day will be taking place on Friday, May 19th, 2023! 

Find out how you can celebrate Endangered Species Day this May.

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate and learn about endangered species and how to protect them. 2023 is particularly special because it’s also the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark piece of conservation legislation protecting our nation’s fish, plants, and wildlife. Thousands of organizations and individuals will hold special events and take action for Endangered Species Day this year – and we hope you’ll join in! 

Here are just two exciting ways that you can participate in Endangered Species Day this May:

  • Large Carnivore Trivia Night (May 17): Join us for a fun trivia game night with four rounds of questions featuring our favorite large carnivores – gray wolves, orcas, and grizzly bears! We’ll be hosting the trivia night over Zoom, so you can take a break from trekking to your local bar and play from the comfort of your own home. Questions will range from ecology and biology to history, politics, and pop culture, and prizes will be given out to the winners. 
  • Endangered Species Chalk Art Event (May 19 – 21): For the third year in a row, we’re holding an all-ages chalk art competition. You’re invited to create chalk art in your neighborhood depicting threatened or endangered species. If you post a photo of your chalk art on Instagram you can win prizes, including a $250 grand prize – and raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife. 

Join one of these events or find another Endangered Species Day activity near you! 

This Endangered Species Day is a chance to celebrate the biodiversity all around us, take action to protect our most cherished wildlife species, and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. We hope you’ll join in on May 19th and throughout the month of May!  

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