Topic: Fun & Games
March 8th is Amphibian Awareness Day- So SPING AHEAD like a frog and remember amphibians on this clock changing day. See what the Kansas City Zoo is doing to celebrate! https://www.kansascityzoo.org/Event/Event.asp?IdS=00D895-3428EE0&EntryType=Public&Id=303
March 16-20 is National Wildlife Week.
Participate in three ways:
1. Personally: Take time to appreciate the wildlife in your community. The National Wildlife Week website offers downloads of free activities and service project ideas to do with kids and teens, Wildlife Watch lists of local plants and animals, and fact sheets about the benefits of playing outside.
2. In your community: Organize a time for your friends and neighbors to participate in a wildlife habitat project or to watch for wildlife.
3. Spread the word: Forward this email to others, including educators, parents, and kids so they can get involved during National Wildlife Week.
Since 1938, National Wildlife Week has been increasing awareness about wildlife conservation and the benefits of spending time outdoors. Research shows that a daily Green Hour® (playing outside) improves one's physical, mental and emotional well-being. Be out there.
Starting March 1, visit www.nwf.org/wildlifeweek for more info!
April 28th is Save the Frogs Day!
In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared April 28th, 2009 the 1st Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.
Please get involved and help spread the word! Remember that only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and that amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful until amphibian declines are common knowledge: think of how long it has taken for any political action on global warming to occur! Politicians rarely act until the public demands action. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge by 2013: help make it happen!
Save The Frogs Day is a perfect time for teachers and students to focus on amphibian conservation, learn about amphibian extinctions, and discuss ways that we can all contribute to amphibian conservation efforts.
Please join the SAVE THE FROGS! mailing list (in the left sidebar of this page) so that we can keep you informed of important Save The Frogs Day news and events.
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