National Wildlife Week is celebrated this year from April 5-9. It has been an annual observance since 1938 and it has a very rich history. This represents a long-running educational program that connects conservationists of all ages and throughout the country to explore and contribute to the awesome wonders of wildlife.
National Wildlife Week is a weeklong celebration of our nation’s wildlife and wildlands. The mission of National Wildlife Week is to encourage appreciation, awareness, and conservation action toward both our wildlife and wild places.
Established in 1972 as a joint venture between the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Fish, and Wildlife Service, and the National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Week has grown to include more than 800 organizations and schools across the United States.
Why Should We Celebrate National Wildlife Week
Celebrating National Wildlife Week is a chance to learn a tad more about the wonderful animals that inhabit North America, their habitats, their mating cycles and rituals, and of course how can we contribute to preserve them and help them thrive.
It’s an excellent time to learn more about our global wildlife population, national wildlife organizations, and how you can help protect the environment.
Whether you’re a child or adult who loves animals, or if you work with them professionally, National Wildlife Week is the perfect opportunity to learn something new!
“NATURE DOESN’T NEED US – WE NEED NATURE”.
World Wildlife Week 2021 Theme
This year’s theme is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”. The aim of this year’s theme is to raise awareness of planet Earth as a whole, wildlife conservation, the current and future threats it faces, and the much-needed symbioses between humans, animals, and our environment.
How to Celebrate National Wildlife Week
National Wildlife Week is more than just a fun-filled holiday to celebrate the animals of our world. A few weeks out of the year, it focuses on everything that makes wildlife great–from conservation efforts to their adorable personalities!
It also emphasizes how important global cooperation is in working towards wildlife’s continued wellbeing. It’s easy to see why so many countries are celebrating this week with all kinds of events and activities geared toward raising awareness for this iconic topic.
The people who are best at celebrating National Wildlife Week are those who have participated in their local events. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to this type of event, you’ll find that there are quite a few ways to make it an experience to live for.
- Get into research. Learn more about endangered and threatened species in your state.
- Encourage your school to engage with biodiversity and dedicate a class to teach about the wildlife in North America.
- Volunteer at your local wildlife shelter or rescue center
- Organize or participate in a water cleaning event. Many animals rely on clean and healthy waters to live.
- See if you can participate in research about a specific species at your local college or University.
- Symbolically adopt an animal. Go to the National Wildlife Federation adoption center.
How to Host a Wildlife Party
When planning your wildlife party, keep the following ideas in mind:
Start early! If you want to make sure there’s enough time for everyone to do what they need to do, set the date months in advance. This will also help you plan all the details of the event without feeling too rushed or stressed out.
Preparation is key to success! Make sure you take thought into every detail of the event, from what invitations you’ll send to what activities you’ll have. This way, your party will be a huge success!
Plan for plenty of fun times at your event so everyone has their chance to shine. Not only does this break up the monotony of activities, but it ensures that everyone has fun at your event.
Planning ought to be fun! If you’re looking for ways to make the planning process easier, consider hiring a planner or organizing group to help you out. This can help take some of the pressure off your shoulders, especially if you’re busy with work or other things.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to do this, check online for all kinds of interesting and new ideas. It’s also a good idea to get in touch with conservation groups that specialize in wildlife and ask them any questions that may come up.
Engage yourself in your community and be part of the change in the world.
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